WASHINGTON (Jul. 31)
Secretary of State Dulles today told a press conference he did not think that within the time available at a United Nations summit conference it would be possible to develop a definitive conclusion on the question of guaranteeing the borders of Israel. He thought however, that general ideas might be exchanged.
On the question of an Israel-Arab peace conference, Mr. Dulles thought that if basic agreement were found on other questions one might go to this question. Generally, he indicated the United States was mainly concerned with the problem of indirect aggression by the United Arab Republic against other Arab governments.
He thought a summit conference might dispel aggression charges against the United States and the United Kingdom and show the danger of indirect aggression. He said it might be possible to stabilize the situation in the region, facilitating economic progress for the benefit of the peoples. In the U. S. view, said Mr. Dulles, economic development Is dependent on achievement of a greater measure of security than now exists in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, State Department sources said today there was no point in discussing a detailed formula by which Israel and the United Arab Republic might participate In a United Nations summit conference because the prospect was now remote. Doubt exists here that the UAR will consent to enter an active discussion of a Middle Eastern peace involving a face-to-face meeting of Israeli Premier Ben Gurion with President Nasser