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Five Arab States Support United Nations Resolution on Cease-fire in Korea

Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen today joined Lobanon in sending a non-committal reply to the United Nations in support of the Security Council resolution of June 25 which called for a coase-fire in Korea and ordered the North Koreans to halt their invasion of South Korea.

The replies do not specifically mention the Security Council’s resolution of June 27 which calls on members of the U.N. “to furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repol the armed attack and to restore international peace and socurity in the area.”

This action on the part of the five membors of the Arab League Virtually expresses disapproval of the stand taken by Egypt in abstaning from support of the Socurity Council resolution on aid to Korea. A reported Saudi Arabian note to Caire was understood to stross that Egypt’s decision ran “counter to Saudi Arabian policy.”

It was reported from Caire that Egypt is disappointed over the guarded resolutions of the other Arab states. The most influential newspapers in Caire–representing both the Wafd Party and the more conservative political forces–have exprossed surprise and chagrin at the action of the other Arab League members and criticized them for failing to demenstrate pan-Arab solidarity.

U.N. Socretary-General Trygve Lie yesterday sent to General Douglas MacArthur, commandor of the U.S. forces on Korea, the same blue-white U.N. flag which flow in Palostine during the U.N.-suporvised truce negetiations. The flag was presented to chief U.S. delegate Warren Austin for transfer to MacArthur.

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