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Arab Countries Warn French Aircraft Firm Against Dealing with Israel

Thirteen Arab League countries and five Arabian Gulf nations have warned the French aircraft firm of Marcel Dessault it will be blacklisted in three months if it does not stop doing business with Israel, it was reported here today from Beirut.

The company makes the Mirage and Mystere Jet fighters which France has supplied in substantial quantities to Israel. The Arab boycott commissioner, Mahammad Mahub, also said that the French firm must also cancel an agreement with Israel for production of aircraft spare parts.