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King of Morocco Agrees to Attend Arab Summit Parley Against Israel

King Hassan II, of Morocco, has agreed to participate in the summit conference of Arab heads of state, summoned by Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Nasser to meet in Cairo to discuss unified action against Israel, if Israel should start diverting the waters of the Jordan River, it was officially announced here today. The announcement was made by Morocco’s new Minister of Information.

So far, 12 of the 13 Arab states have agreed to attend the summit meeting, scheduled to be held in Cairo on January 13. Saudi Arabia is the only country that has as yet not publicly accepted Nasser’s call for the conference.

The Istiqlal Party, the official opposition party here, issued a statement “welcoming” the King’s decision, and demanded that Morocco take “the initiative against Israel.”