UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (Jul. 8)
No new proposals regarding the Arab-Israel situation were put to the Soviet Government by United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold during his visit to Moscow last week, it was indicated here today.
United Nations officials said that during his three-day stay in Moscow, Mr. Hammarskjold had merely “compared notes” on the Middle East with Soviet Foreign Minister Dmitri Shepilov, who just returned from a trip to the Arab countries. He left Moscow with the impression that a settlement could not be imposed on Israel and the Arab countries, but must be based on a solution “agreed” to by both parties.
(In Moscow, Soviet Foreign Minister Shepilov said this week-end that he had confirmed to Mr. Hammarskjold Soviet willingness to support United Nations action in easing tension in the Middle East, and that he would be glad to contact the United States, Britain and France in dealing with the Arab-Israel problem.)