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Marshall Refuses to Divulge U.S. Stand on Palestine Until General Debate Opens

Secretary of State George C. Marshall today refused to make any comment on the American stand on Palestine. Answering questions at a press conference, Secretary Marshall said the American position will be revealed at a later date, when discussion on the problem starts at the U.N. Political Committee.

Representatives of Israel and Egypt this afternoon met with the seven-member Security Council sub-committee set up by the sanctions resolution of November 4. They presented their views of acting mediator Dr. Ralph Bunche’s plan for an armistice and establishment of a “neutral zone” in the Negev. Both representatives carefully pointed out that their statements did not commit their respective governments. The committee will continue its deliberations tomorrow.