WASHINGTON (Sep. 3)
Communications have been received in Iran by Premier Zahedi and Ayatullah Kashani, an extremist Moslem leader, from Iraqi religious officials urging the new Iranian regime to support the Arab League stand against Israel, it was learned here today.
One message asked Premier Zahedi’s support “because the Israeli danger is not confined to Palestine but will extend to the Moslem Holy Places in Hejaz and Iraq.” Similar cables have been sent to Teheran by the Iraqi Government. The occasion for the communications was a report that Iran was considering renewing its relations with Israel. It is known that the messages were viewed sympathetically by Kashani, who was the only important leader to urge Persians to take up arms with the Arab League against Israel.