Security Council Debates Middle East Developments; U.S. View Stated
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Security Council Debates Middle East Developments; U.S. View Stated

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After a full day’s debate at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council here today on the Lebanese-Iraqi situation, in an atmosphere which the president of the Council described as one of “exceptional gravity,” the Council adjourned until tomorrow morning when the United States is expected to introduce a resolution calling for some kind of United Nations police force to check the rebellions in the Middle East.

Henry Cabot Lodge, chairman of the United States delegation here, in his speech to the Council today, told the United Nations that the situation in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon has jeopardized the independence of all Middle Eastern states “which seek to maintain national integrity free from outside influence and pressures.” Twice again in his address, Mr. Lodge warned against endangering the national sovereignty of all the states of the Middle East.

Mr. Lodge’s inclusion of the entire Middle East region in his remarks was understood by friends of Israel here to include the Jewish State in the Washington Administration’s current evaluation of the region’s problem.

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