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France Reported Reneging on Tripartite Declaration Guaranteeing Israel-arab Borders

Officials of the French Government were reported here today to have said that France has no plans at present to abide by the 1950 Tripartite Declaration which France, the United States and Britain had issued, guaranteeing the territorial integrity of all the Arab-Israeli borders.

Instead of relying on the Tripartite Declaration, the French officials were quoted as saying that France hopes that the United Nations would safeguard the peace in the Near East. The Government officials were reported as saying that France no longer contemplates intervention on the Middle East issue with the U.S.A. and Britain “because relationships have changed since 1950.”

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