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Deadlock Broken at Lausanne Parley; Arabs Accept U.N. “Working Paper” for Discussion

The deadlock between the U.N. Conciliation Commission and the Arab delegations was broken late today when the Arabs, through their spokesman Fouad Ammoun, accepted the "working paper" submitted by the French member of the Commission as a basis for future discussions. A similar acceptance from Israel was expected tonight.

Arab acquiescence meant that their delegates would agree to discuss the issue of the Palestine Arab refugees simultaneously with the question of future frontiers with Israeli. A full-dress session of the Commission, to resume negotiations with both sides, will be held tomorrow morning.

Ammoun originally proposed a whole range of amendments to make the working paper acceptable to the Arabs as a basis for negotiations. But these changes were of such a nature that the Commission decided this morning to reject them.However, the Commission agreed to make slight changes in the text to meet Arab anxiety about committing themselves unduly in the opening stages of the conference.