LONDON (Jul. 4)
Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina, today reiterated his demand for Israel’s return of Nazi killer Adolf Eichmann to Argentina. He warned that his country’s envoy to Israel, Ambassador Rodolfo Garcia Arias, will not return to his post in Israel until “ample reparation” is received from Israel for the violation of Argentine sovereignty by the transfer of Eichmann from Argentine to Israeli soil.
Dr. Arias was recalled from Israel to Buenos Aires on June 12, following Argentina’s sharp note to Israel four days earlier, demanding Eichmann’s return.
(The Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem announced today it had been informed by the Argentine Foreign Ministry that Dr. Arias will not return, having been “given a new assignment.”)
Mr. Frondizi made his announcement about his Government’s continued insistence on the return of Eichmann in answer to questions from correspondents at a news conference here this morning. Affirming that his country still maintains its demand for Eichmann’s return, he added: “Should Israel not comply with our request, we will demand ample reparations. “
Refusing to specify the kind of reparation he has in mind, the Argentine President declared that the current Argentine-Israeli talks on this issue are dealing with this matter
After he said that Ambassador Arias will not return to Israel until “full satisfaction is received from Israel, the President was asked whether his Government contemplates breaking of diplomatic relations with Israel if the current negotiations with Israel should break down. He replied: “This depends on the outcome of the talk. “
Argentina, said its Chief of State, is ready to extradite, war criminals upon the receipt of proper requests for their extradition. He revealed that the Argentine police have made a general census of war criminals residing in Argentina, but said that each demand for extradition will be dealt with on an individual basis.