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Goldberg Sees Gain in Soviet Acceptance of Mideast Compromise Draft

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Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, head of the American mission to the United Nations, told an audience here tonight that he had reached agreement with the Soviet Union during the emergency session of the General Assembly on the text of a resolution which could have concluded the session and established guidelines for an Arab-Israeli settlement.

However, this formula, Mr. Goldberg noted, “was not acceptable to all the parties that had fought against Israel; but the readiness of the Soviet Union to propose it for favorable consideration by the Arab states was a significant step, even though it was rejected.”

The draft, he said, provided that “the withdrawal of Israel troops would be linked with the acknowledgement by every member of the United Nations in the area that each enjoys the right to maintain an independent, national state of its own and to live in peace and security; and with a renunciation of all claims and acts inconsistent therewith — meaning particularly all claims or acts flowing from an asserted state of belligerency.”

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