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German Defense Minister Embarrassed by Disclosure of “uzzi” Deal

Disclosure that the West German Army is using weapon acquired from Israel, has caused “extreme embarrassment” to Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss, the Baltimore Sun reported from Bonn today.

The dispatch said German defense sources had confirmed the purchase of “several thousand” Israeli sub-machine guns, listed under the nomenclature of “machine-pistol” It was also confirmed that Israel had sold not only the mortar shells that previously caused a furor, but also heavy and light mortars.