UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (Jul. 16)
Diplomats representing nations interested in Israel’s complaint against Egypt’s blockade of the Suez Canal to Israel-bound shipping, were busy here today in behind-the-scenes discussions with members of the U.N. Security Council, before which the issue is expected to come this week. No date for the discussion at the Security Council has yet been set, but it probably will be Thursday.
It is expected that the majority of the 11-member Council will take a favorable stand on Israel’s complaint. Seven votes are needed for any decision that the Council may take against Egypt. It is not expected that the Soviet representative will invoke the vote against whatever decision the Council may take.