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Israel Cabinet Discusses Relations with Iran; Iranian Consulate in Jerusalem Closed

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The Israel cabinet today discussed relations with Iran following the closing of the Iranian Consulate here on orders from Teheran. The Iranian representative in the Arab-held Old City of Jerusalem will transact whatever business Iranian citizens have in Israel.

At today’s cabinet meeting the question was discussed of how to proceed with the transportation of Jews from Iran to Israel. A government spokesman said that the Israel Government has not received as yet any official notification on the closing down of the Iranian Consulate.

The Damascus radio today reported that the Syrian Premier was informed by the Iranian Minister in Damascus that Iran has withdrawn its diplomatic representatives from Israel. Other Arab countries have been officially informed of the act by the Iranian Government, the broadcast said.

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