LONDON (Dec. 26)
The Arab states should take American arms and use them against Israel, Syrian Premier Faris el Khoury advocated in an interview with the Cairo weekly “El Musawwar,” which has just arrived here.
The Syrian Premier said that the Arab states should not “hesitate” to accept the American offer of arms, since the only condition on acceptance is that they will not be used for “aggression.” “Let us take these weapons and use them in self defense against the Jews,” el Khoury insisted. “Israel gives us an opportunity for self-defense and an occasion for war each day, ” he added, asserting that Israel has attacked Syrian villages, rustled Arab cattle and diverted the Jordan River.
“Let us take American arms and attack Israel while we can,” he continued. ” I guarantee to Justify our position before the United Nations and the International Court of Justice, too. ” the Syrian Premier told the correspondent for “El Musawwar.” “The important thing, ” he lectured, “is to possess the means of attack.”
As for his opinion on how to “settle the Palestine problem,” el Khoury declared: ((The Palestine problem will not be solved unless Israel returns to the border which is both just and legal. But Israel will not. This means that Israel ought to be make to carry out United Nations decisions, either by the United Nations and that’s impossible because Israel was created by the United Nations: or it should be compelled to do so by force, and that’s up to the Arab armies.”