Bonn Minister Reports Efforts Made to Get Scientists Back

Dr. Hermann Hoercherl, West German Interior Minister, said here today that the Bonn Government had offered “financially interesting jobs” to West German scientists in Egypt to induce them to return to West Germany. The scientists are engaged in working on advanced weapons systems for the regime of President Nasser.

The West German official, who was intervened here by West German television reporters on his way home from the Olympic games in Tokyo, said he felt that relations between West Germany and Israel, which has sharply and repeatedly demanded the recall of the scientists, could be “normalized” by this step. He added he was opposed to German experts working on weapons or other military matters outside of West Germany.

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