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Arabs May Seek Reconvening of UN General Assembly in February

The 22nd session of the General Assembly, which is scheduled to end on December 19, may be reconvened some time in February, at the request of the Arab delegations. Observers here said the Arabs want to keep the Assembly in session as long as Israel remains in occupied territories and in case Secretary-General Thant’s special representative to the Middle East, Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, fails in his mission.

One clue to the possibility of a resumed Assembly session this winter is the fact that a U.N. committee scheduled to debate the Arab refugee question had decided to delay that debate “until 1968.”