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Secretary Dulles Abandons Plan to Visit Israel and Arab Countries

The State Department indicated today that Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has abandoned previous tentative plans to stop in the Arab-Israel area on his way to the SEATO conference in Karachi, Pakistan, Mr. Dulles, who will leave Washington March 2, has decided to fly over the Arab-Israel trouble zone without stopping. He will return to the United States via the Far East.

Official sources said today that the State Department has no present plans to ask Edward B. Lawson, U. S. Ambassador to Israel, to come to Washington for consultations. The comment on Mr. Lawson was in denial of a published report that Secretary of State Dulles, having gotten a personal report from Henry A. Byroade, U. S. Ambassador to Egypt, desired a similar report from Ambassador Lawson.