Israel’s Foreign Minister Reports on His Talks with Eden, Vishinsky

Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett today reported on his recent conversations in Paris with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky. He spoke to newsmen at a press conference.

At his meeting with the British Minister, Mr. Sharett revealed, he had explained the Israeli attitude toward the proposed Middle East Command and had expressed the hope that Mr. Eden understood the Israeli views. The command had not been discussed during his talks with Mr. Vishinsky, the Israeli Foreign Minister said, adding that he had brought to the Soviet official’s attention problems concerning immigration.

Mr. Sharett also gave the newsmen a summary of Israeli activities at the first half of the current United Nations General Assembly session in Paris. He explained that the Jewish State had not voted in favor of Greece during the lengthy vote dead-lock between Greece or Byelorussia for a seat on the Security Council, because Greece had “shown hostility toward Israel.” He stressed that he considered the recent change in membership on the Council unfavorable to Israel. Asked about reports of a contemplated union of Jordan and Iraq, Mr. Sharett said that Israel had already proclaimed its position on the matter.

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