NEW YORK (Jun. 9)
Britain’s chief representative in the Four Power talks on the Middle East affirmed yesterday that progress was being made on recommendations to the United Nations Secretary-General to be proposed as basis for negotiations and agreement between Israel and the Arab states. Lord Caradon, permanent British representative to the United Nations, stressed again that there would be no attempt at imposing a peace. He said that while peace had to be achieved by the countries involved, no one could remain aloof and it was the duty of all countries to seek a permanent peace.
Lord Caradon spoke at Mamaroneck, N.Y., at the dedication of the Wolfson wing of the Westchester Day School given by Sir Isaac Wolfson and members of the Wolfson family. Sir Isaac and Lady Wolfson and other members of the family were present for the services as was Rep. Ogden Reid, former American Ambassador to Israel. The Westchester Day School is an Orthodox Jewish Institution.
The British diplomat described the efforts of the Four Powers as an attempt to find common ground and a basis for conciliation. He expressed his “complete disagreement” with those who would leave the issue to the people of the Middle East, asserting that there would be no permanent peace until all the nations pressed for it.
Speaking of the Four Power meetings, Lord Caradon said they were making “progress” which he hoped would be translated soon into conclusions to be reported to the Secretary-General as suggestions for the basis of peace that could be put forward to the parties in the conflict.