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Britain Fails to Explain Allegation That Israeli Troops Invaded Transjordan Territory

Foreign Office officials here were today at a loss to explain the basis for allegations at the United Nations yesterday by Harold Beeley, British delegate, that Israeli forces had invaded Transjordan territory on a number of occasions. An official spokesman was extremely embarrassed when correspondents today pressed for information on the “latest developments in Transjordan.”

The spokesman finally admitted that no formal complaint had been lodged with Britain by Transjordan of any alleged frontier violations. He also admitted that the Anglo-Transjordan treaty, referred to by Beeley, had not been invoked. Although not stating so in so many words, the spokesman indicated that the information had not reached the Foreign Office from a Transjordanian source at all.