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Britain Rejects Stationing U.S. Forces Along Israel-syrian Border

British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd today rejected a suggestion that Britain call for a United Nations force to be stationed along the Israel-Syrian border. The proposal was made in the House of Commons by laborite member Arthur Henderson.

While the Foreign Secretary would not discuss the Syrian shootings on UN observation posts without written notice, he revealed that he had discussed with UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold the ramifications for border pacification of the merger of Egypt and Syria. He added that steps which Mr. Hammarskjold had taken in this direction “appear to have been successful.”