Eban Sees No Immediate Effect on Middle East by Test Ban

The nuclear test ban treaty initialed in Moscow last week by the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union is “not, in itself, enough to affect the Middle East situation,” Abba Eban, Israel’s vice-Prime Minister, declared here today. “Later developments,” he said, may affect the situation. “But,” he added, “the lessening of world tensions will favor our region.”

Mr. Eban made that statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency upon his arrival this morning to attend a meeting of scientists discussing the contributions of science to the welfare of humanity. The Israeli vice-Premier is president of the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovot.

His first official meeting here was with Sweden’s Prime Minister Tage Erlander, with whom he exchanged impressions regarding the general international situation. It was Mr. Erlander’s first conference with a member of the recently-formed Israeli Government.

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