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Lodge Opposes United States Vote for U.a.r. Seat on Security Council

Henry Cabot Lodge, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, said this weekend that the United States should not support the election of the United Arab Republic to a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

The former head of the American delegation to the United Nations said in a Cleveland press conference, in response to a question: “I have always taken the position that nations should not be elected to the Security Council that are not confined within United Nations resolutions. I think if a member is going to be elected to the Security Council, it ought to be in compliance with United Nations resolutions.”

Mr. Lodge pointed out that “the UAR is not complying with United Nations resolutions on the subject of free navigation of the Suez Canal” and declared that “therefore, I would not think we should support the election of the UAR to the Security Council.” He said he had no alternate candidate to the UAR.

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