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State Dept. Has No Information on Report of Yemen Threats to Cancel U.S. Oil Talks

A press report that the Arab nation of Yemen has threatened to cancel further talks with Americans on a projected agreement to grant oil-prospecting agreements brought comment from the State Department today that is has no information on the situation.

A spokesman said that as far as economic discussions are concerned, the State Department has had none with Yemen since Prince Abdullah was here in August, 1947. He added that the Department has no information about the present Yemen Government giving any thought to concessions in oil. In fact, he said, no talks on the subject have been held since the Yemen revolution last spring.