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Rostow Calls for U.s., UN and Nato Nations to Unite to Prevent Mideast War

Eugene V. Rostow, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs in the Johnson Administration, yesterday urged that the United States, the United Nations and the NATO nations join in a “coordinated diplomatic offensive” to prevent a Mideast war “in the not too distant future.” While endorsing additional U.S. Phantom jets for Israel to “help to persuade President Nasser and the Soviet Union that a ‘war of attrition’ against Israel is not only a crime but a folly,” Mr. Rostow called on the U.S. to guarantee a peace treaty and on the UN to seek a new cease-fire and peace negotiations. Mr. Rostow, now a Yale Law School professor, spoke to some 425 Jewish leaders meeting in the University of Hartford at a conference of the Emergency Connecticut Jewish Leadership Delegate Assembly on Peace in the Middle East.