WASHINGTON (Oct. 21)
The Assistant Democratic leader of the Senator, like Mansfield said today in a radio interview that “the move made by Secretary of State Dulles in shipping arms to Jordan at the outset of the Syrian incident seems to have backfired.” “But the Montana Democrat added that he approved Mr. Dulles action at the time and, if it has backfired it is not Mr. Dulles fault but it is the fault of all on collectively.”
Sen. Mansfield termed the present situation “serious and said it seemed the Arab States were now united. While he did not know whether Arab unity at this point was seen on surface,” he said he would certainly not underrate the Middle East situation “because anything could happen at any time there. But, in his opinion, a war is not in the immediate offing.
The Senator a key member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the Soviet Union, for purposes which only Moscow knows, “is trying to stir up a hornet’s nest.”