Soviet Official Denies That Moscow Wants to Expand Trade with Israel
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Soviet Official Denies That Moscow Wants to Expand Trade with Israel

The new trade counsellor at the Soviet Embassy here denied today a report in Yetti Achromat, a Hebrew tabloid, that he had assured Israelis of Soviet interest in capital investments in Israel and in a broadening of trade relations.

Mr. Beltchenko said that he had met with some Israeli merchants and industrialists at a reception only on a “courtesy” basis and that he did not make any statements such as had been attributed to him by the Tel Aviv evening newspaper.