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Arab League Leader Meets with Dulles; is Pessimistic on Peace

The outlook for Arab-Israel peace is not encouraging the Secretary General of the Arab League, Abdel Khalek Hassouna, said today after a meeting with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Diplomatic sources said Mr. Hassouna discussed mainly the Israel-Syrian clash with Secretary Dulles and told him the responsibility for war if it comes, will rest with Israel.

He told newsmen later that U. S. support of the construction of Egypt’s high dam was a start in the right direction for American policy, but pointed out that the Israel-Syrian clash has caused prospects for peace to diminish. The possibility of Arab agreement to the Johnston irrigation plan was also lessened, he said.