U.N. Expecis Speedy Completion of Formalities on Israel-trans Jordan Peace Pact
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U.N. Expecis Speedy Completion of Formalities on Israel-trans Jordan Peace Pact

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The Isreal and Transjordan delegtions here today continued to issue formal denials regarding the reported non-aggression pact negotiations between the two countries which they represent. However, United Nations circles do not consider these denials seriously.

United Nations sources indicated today that it might still take a few days before all technical formalities of the reported agreement between Israel and Transjordan are completed. A spokesman for the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission today stated: “The whole Conciliation Commission is delighte with the Israel-Transjordan agreement. This agreement will further the work of the Commission. So far as reports indicate, it seems a sensible, logical and reasonable arrangement which will greatly help to bring peace in the Middle East.”

Commenting on the reported terms of the agreement, the Egyptian delegates here said that under the terms of international law the pact would not legalize the annexation of the Arab part of Paletine. The Egyptian delegates emphasized that their country still stands for the principle of partitioning the frontiers between Transjordan and the Arab part of Palestine.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Trusteeship Council today continued its discussions on the placing of Jerusalem under international trusteeship. The representative of Greece told the Council that his government favors the internationalization of Jerusalem.

A note of realism came into the proceedings when, amidst laughter, Roger Garreau, president of the Council, told the Iraqi delegate that he was an optimist if he believed that it would be easy during the present session to appoint a governor for Jerusalem and a boundaries commission composed of neutral chiefs of staff as requested by the Iraqi delegate.

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