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Israel Diplomatic Gains Seen with Iran, India, Turkey

Major gains in Israel’s diplomatic relations with Iran, Turkey and India were forecast today by informed sources here.

These sources said that the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between Israel and Iran were imminent and that restoration of full relations between Turkey and Israel also would be announced soon. Turkey recalled its Ambassador after the start of the Sinai operation and has since been represented by only a Charge d’Affaires.

India also is expected to move toward a diplomatic interchange, these sources asserted, but only on the lower-level basis of an initial Consulate. Iran was among the first countries to recognize Israel but did not go beyond a Consulate. This was closed down during the Mossadegh regime when extremist Moslems controlled the policies of the Iranian Government.