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Israel to Present to Moscow Full Background on Clash with Syria

Katriel Katz, the Israeli Ambassador in Moscow, was instructed today to call at the Soviet Foreign Ministry and inform it fully of the background of the clash on August 15 between Syria and Israel at Lake Tiberias.

The envoy also was instructed to transmit to the Soviet officials the text of the recent Syrian statements declaring that Syria was changing its tactics toward Israel “from defensive to offensive.”

Israel made some pertinent material on the situation available to the Soviets earlier this week when it invited the Soviet charge d’affaires in Tel Aviv to the Israel Foreign Ministry as part of a general Israeli program to inform foreign diplomats about its views on the ground and air clash.

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