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Israel Awaits Report on Hammarskjold’s Talks with Nasser

An Israel Foreign Ministry spokesman said today Israel had not yet been informed on the results of the talks between United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold and President Nasser of the United Arab Republic on the current blockade of the Suez Canal to Israel cargoes.

He said that while Israel was awaiting a report from the United Nations, it was continuing talks with the major powers on the Suez Canal blockade on the basis that “what we demand is a return to the situation before February this year when Israel cargoes passed through the Suez to the Far East.” He added that Israel would not agree to the return of the cargo on the detained Inge Toft to Haifa.