BONN (Nov. 9)
The West German Government announced today that Chancellor Ludwig Erhard has replied to a letter he received two months ago from Israel’s Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, dealing with the German scientists at work in Egypt on development and production of weapons of mass destruction aimed ultimately against Israel.
The announcement was made by Dr. von Hase, Germany’s Secretary of State for Information, at a press conference today. He said the letter to Mr. Eshkol was handed last week to Israel’s Ambassador Felix Shinar, head of Israel’s purchasing mission at Cologne; Refusing to reveal details of the Erhard letter, Mr. von Hase said only that “all points raised in Premier Eshkol’s letter to the Chancellor have been fully answered. “