WASHINGTON (Aug. 21)
State Department sources said today that the United States was counseling restraint to Israel and Syria, and that it saw a momentary easing of tensions in the current border situation.
The Department expressed belief that the United Nations peace-keeping machinery in Palestine should be fully utilized, and that that was the best solution. While the United States supports a Security Council meeting requested by both Israel and Syria, the United States hopes United Nations truce facilities in the area will be used to the maximum extent to solve the problem, it was declared. The United States is following the situation closely and obtaining information, these sources added.