State Dept. Asked to Seek Early U.N. Debate on Israel-jordan Issue

Ambassador Abba Eban of Israel has requested James Wadsworth, acting head of the United States delegation at the United Nations, to convene the UN Security Council at an early date to hear Israel’s views on the Israel-Jordan armistice situation, it was learned here today. The American delegate Henry Cabot Lodge is president of the Security Council this month.

The U. S. Government is believed to favor an early resumption of the Security Council’s work on the Palestine problem, but other members of the Council reportedly are hesitant owing to the uncertainty about Jordan’s participation.

Mr. Eban, accompanied by Reuven Shiloah, Israeli Minister here, conferred lengthily with Assistant Secretary of State Henry A. Byroade on Middle East Affairs, particularly on questions discussed at the recent Istanbul conference of American diplomatic representatives in the Middle East. It is understood that a frank exchange of views took place on the question of the arming of the Arab states by the Western Powers, and other Middle East security questions.

Francis Russel, American Charge d’Affaires in Tel Aviv, who is presently in Washington for conferences at the State Department, called on Ambassador Eban yesterday, it was learned.

The Foreign Operations Administration today announced authorizations for Israel covering $1,445, 000 worth of commodities. The commodities include cotton yarns, wool yarns, nylon yarns, cotton fabrics, chemicals and chemical preparations, construction, mining and conveying equipment, and industrial chemicals.

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