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France Explains Arms Embargo on Plane Which Flew from Israel

The arms cargo of a B-17 which landed at Bone, Algeria, en route from Israel to South America, remains under impoundment because a number of obscure points still remain to be cleared up, a spokesman for the French foreign Office said today.

He added that the exact destination of the arms had not been ascertained and that the various crew members of the B-17 had made conflicting statements. He asserted that it was these factors, rather than fear of creating any kind of precedent in relation to arms shipments found in strife-torn Algeria, which decided the authorities on detaining the $80,000 cargo.