Canada May Not Deliver Jets to Israel Until Situation “clarified”

A spokesman for the Canadian Embassy said today none of the 24 Sabre jet fighter planes sold to Israel has yet been delivered “and none will until the present situation is clarified.”

It was pointed out that a cancellation proviso was contained in the contract for sale of the planes in which Canada had a right to withhold shipment if Israel engaged in hostilities. The spokesman said it was too early to decide the nature of Israel-Egyptian fighting, presumably as to whether aggression has taken place in which Israel is to blame.

British Minister J.E. Coulson refused to day to comment when asked after a meeting with Secretary of State Dulles today if the news from Israel looked like a full-scale war. However, he described the situation as “grave.”

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