UNITED NATIONS N. Y. (Jun. 24)
In another letter to the Secretary General and to the president of the Security Council Saudi Arabia presented today another complaint charging violation of its territorial waters in the Gulf of Akaba by Israel but failed to ask for any action.
The letter charged that on June 13 “an Israeli destroyer sailed from Elath and violated Saudi Arabian territorial waters in the coastal town of Al-Barij. The destroyer laid anchor in that locality for several hours before it was replaced by another Israeli naval unit.” Saudi Arabia restated its position that “the Akaba Gulf is Arab territorial waters” and reiterated its “determination to uphold its rights and interests in the face of such Israeli provocative acts.”