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Czechoslovakia Backs Soviet in New Move to Make Israel Pay Damages

Czechoslovakia announced yesterday that it would support the Soviet move in the United Nations Economic and Social Council, now in session here, to pin responsibility on Israel “for the economic damage caused to Arab and other peace-loving states by its aggression against the United Arab Republic. Syria and Jordan.”

The Soviet Union is seeking to have this question put on the Council’s agenda. Hans Busnlak, the Czechoslovak representative, told the plenary session yesterday that his delegation supported the Soviet Union’s proposal and would vote to have it added to the Council agenda.

Previously the Soviet Union was unsuccessful in the Security Council and in the General Assembly in putting through a resolution requiring Israel to pay damages to the Arab states.