WASHINGTON (Jul. 19)
The relative tranquility on Israel’s southern borders was credited here today as having made possible the transfer of more than 600 Swedish troops to the dangerous Congo trouble spot.
Asked whether the transfer of such a large number of United Nations Emergency Force troops from the Gaza Strip could in any way precipitate trouble on the Israeli-Arab border. State Department officials said this was not likely. “Although the situation in the Congo is one of utmost urgency the UN Secretary General would not have made these arrangements, had there been any obvious danger of inviting trouble in another spot,” officials commented.