WASHINGTON (Jul. 22)
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles intends to make a statement denouncing Saudi Arabian discrimination against American Jews, according to Congressmen Hugh Scott, Jr., of Pennsylvania, and Laurence Curtis of Massachusetts.
The two Congressmen, both Republicans, spent 45 minutes at the State Department this week-end. When they discussed with the Secretary Saudi Arabian discrimination against American Jews Mr. Dulles told them, they reported, that he planned to make a statement “denouncing discrimination against American citizens by foreign countries.”
Mr. Dulles also told the Congressment that he will look into the possibility of permitting the release of Italian-made F-84 jet fighter planes to Israel. The planes could be released under an American-Italian procurement contract.
(There is “no chance at all” that Italy would sell Israel jet fighters, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry declared in Rome yesterday. In commenting on the Scott-Curtis report, he said that Italy has announced a policy of withholding war materiel from both Israel and the Arab states.)