U.S. Warning Against Attack on Israel Stressed by State Department

Phillips Talbot, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, told a foreign policy conference of editors and broadcasters today that the United States has made clear that if Israel should be attacked by the Arab states, it would be a matter of serious concern to this country and to other nations.

In response to a question about chances of reconciliation in the Arab attitude toward Israel, Mr. Talbot said the Arab states were not reconciled to an independent Israel. He said “our hope is that gradually the number of states recognizing Israel will grow and expand.”

Information has been received here that Egyptian rocket research is now advanced to the stage that Egypt plans to orbit a weather satellite before the end of this year with the aid of German scientists. The satellite will be propelled by a two-stage rocket burning a new liquid fuel developed in Egypt by the Germans. The rocket reportedly has already been test fired several times.

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