WASHINGTON (May. 21)
The State Department announced today that the United States “shares and supports the principles and objectives” outlined in a statement issues today by the Israel Government in Jerusalem on the Eisenhower Doctrine. The State Department said in a release to the press:
“The United States had noted the statement made by the Government of Israel on May 21, 1957 in which that government expresses its support of the purpose of the Middle East policy set forth by President Eisenhower and endorsed by Joint Resolution of the Congress of March 9, 1957.
“The Doctrine expressed in this resolution was discussed with the Government of Israel by Ambassador James P. Richards, Special Assistant to the President, during his recent visit to that country. The United States shares and supports the principles and objectives outlined in Israel’s statement relating to American policy under the Doctrine.”