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U.N. Not Considering Imposition of Embargo on Arms to Middle East

The United Nations Security Council is not currently considering the imposition by all the major powers of an arms embargo on countries in the Middle East, it was indicated here today by James J. Wadsworth, deputy chairman of the United States delegation here.

“I have not heard of any such plans,” Mr. Wadsworth replied when he was asked whether there were plans for bringing before the Security Council a resolution calling for a Middle East arms embargo. He said that in the wake of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold’s efforts to ease tensions in the Middle East, it is “imperative that the momentum should not be lost.” He made his statement on a television program produced here for broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Meanwhile, it became evident here that the Security Council will probably not even meet to take any kind of action on the Hammarskjold report until next month. Some members of the Council, it was understood, were still pressing for a meeting in May. This month’s Council president, Dr. Joza, Brilei of Yugoslavia, had a conference with Mr. Hammarskjold today and it is assumed that the scheduling of the next Council meeting was discussed.

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