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Gen. Bull in Talks with Egyptians on Stationing of Observers

Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, commander of the United Nations team which will observe the Egyptian-Israeli cease-fire along the Suez Canal, was in Cairo today to talk with Egyptian military authorities on arrangements for the U.N. personnel who will operate on Egyptian territory.

Gen. Bull and Israel Defense Minister Moshe Dayan agreed in talks yesterday on the stationing of observers on the east bank of the canal, which is in Israeli hands, and were to have further talks on Gen. Bull’s return from Cairo tomorrow.

Meanwhile, with Gen. Dayan’s agreement, a party of U.N. observers went to Kantara as guests of the Israeli Army to inspect accommodations which will be made available for the observers there and to examine facilities for crossing the canal to maintain contact with U.N. personnel on the Egyptian side.

(At the United Nations today, Egypt accused Israel of “an aggressive provocation and a serious violation of the cease-fire decision of the Security Council.” In a letter to the president of the Security Council, Ambassador Mohamed el-Kony of Egypt complained about yesterday’s incidents along the eastern bank of the Suez Canal when, according to his letter, Israeli forces “opened fire without provocation on the positions of the UAR, south of Ismailia.” The Egyptian envoy requested in his letter that the “aggressive provocations should be brought to prompt and immediate end.”)

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