French Sale of Jets to Iraq Leaves U.S. Stand on Phantoms for Israel Unchanged
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French Sale of Jets to Iraq Leaves U.S. Stand on Phantoms for Israel Unchanged

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State Department officials said today that nothing new had developed in the American consideration of the pending Israel application to buy 50 F-4 Phantom jet fighter planes because of the disclosure this week that France will sell jet fighter-bombers to Iraq. The United States continued to “observe the situation” in keeping with the general outlines of the policy indicated in the communique issued in Texas following the Eshkol-Johnson talks last January, it was stated.

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