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U.N. Dealt with Middle East Problems “prudently” Eban Says

Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban today lauded the United Nations, saying that the international organization dared to deal with the Middle Eastern problem “on the whole prudently and wisely.”

Mr. Eban expressed himself after a meeting with Francis Wilcox, Assistant Secretary of State for United Nations Affairs. He told newsmen he talked with Mr. Wilcox about prospects of Dr. Francisco Urrutia’s mission to negotiate on the Mr. Scopus problem. Dr. Urrutia, of Columbia, was appointed by United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold to mediate between Jordan and Israel.

Mr. Eban, commenting on recent developments, said the United Nations “dared to deal on the whole prudently and wisely with the Middle Eastern problem by restricting itself to certain practical problems.”