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U.N. Chief of Staff to Negotiate with Transjordan on Implementing Armistice Pact

Maj. Gen. William B. Riley, U.N. Chief of Staff in Palestine, will go to Transjordan to negotiate with the Transjordan Government over its failure to implement all portions of the Israel-Transjordan armistice pact.

Gen. Riley, who agreed to the trip in the face of Israel demands that he secure implementation of the pact, said to newsmen that “you cannot expect me to make the Jordanians do immediately what Israel likes–it takes time and negotiations.” The sections of the agreement which the Arab state has belked at putting into effect include opening traffic on the Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Latrun roads and permitting free access to the Jewish institutions stop Mt. Scopus, in Jerusalem.

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