Special U.N. Assembly to Reconsider Jerusalem Issue May Be Convened in March
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Special U.N. Assembly to Reconsider Jerusalem Issue May Be Convened in March

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The opinion that a special United Nations General Assembly session will be necessary next spring for the purpose of reconsidering the Jerusalem issue became more widespread among diplomats here today as it became obvious that the U.N. Trusteeship Council will not be able to enforce the decision to place Jerusalem under international trusteeship.

Ambassador Roger Garreau, president of the Trusteeship Council, today indicated that there was a strong possibility that the U.N. General Assembly would be convened probably late in March to deal again with the Jerusalem problem. He hinted that the Council would make great modifications in the plan for the internationalization of Jerusalem. However, the prevailing opinion here is that even if the plan is amended it is doubtful if the Trusteeship Council can carry it out in view of the opposition of Israel and Transjordan.

Representatives of the United States and Britain do not hesitate to express their opinion that many of the necessary revisions of the internationalization plan, including diplomatic bargaining, could best be done outside the Trusteeship Council, which will meet here in secret cession tomorrow morning and regularly thereafter until December 23 to exchange views on general principles concerning the Jerusalem question.

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