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Afl-cio Warns U.S. to Be Wary of Soviet Union ‘peace Offensive’ on Mideast

The AFL-CIO executive council has warned the U.S. Government to be wary of the Soviet Union’s “peace offensive” in the Middle East and to press for a genuine settlement agreed to by the Arabs and Israelis and not one imposed from outside the region with the eventual aim of destroying Israel. The trade union body’s view of the Middle East crisis was contained in a lengthy statement issued at a meeting of the executive council here. It accused the Soviet Union of attempting to dominate that region and of supplying the Arab countries, particularly Egypt, with arms and diplomatic support as instruments of Soviet policy.