Egyptians Agree to Return Confiscated Mail for Israel

The Egyptian authorities have agreed to return to Australia eight sacks of mail addressed to Israel which they seized last month from the Norwegian freighter Tarn in the Suez Canal, according to reports from Cairo.

An agreement for return of the mail, seizure of which had been protested by Israel, was worked out by the Canadian Ambassador in Cairo who represents Australian interests in the United Arab Republic.”

A UAR Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as declaring that return of the mail did not mean any departure from the principle of the UAR’s belligerency toward Israel. Cairo had agreed to return the mail, he said, in order to fulfill international postal regulations under which mail in transit is considered the property of the sender and not of the addressee.

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