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Eshkol Confers with U.S. Envoy; Arab Army Moves Reviewed

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol today met with United States Ambassador Walworth Barbour for a discussion of recent developments in the Middle East in which, it is understood, the Premier stressed the serious view taken by Israel concerning Jordan’s arms buildup, and that country’s request for heavy arms from the United States. Mr. Eshkol reportedly also expressed concern over recent ties between Jordan and Egypt. There had been reports from Cairo that Nasser may be planning to aid Jordan to strengthen its army along the Israel border.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Golda Meir conferred here today with Maj. Gen. Odd Bull, Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization. There was no indication about the subject of their talks. However, there has been considerable aggressive action against Israel’s northern border of late, the attacks originating at Syrian gun posts across Israel’s frontier.