BRUSSELS (Oct. 7)
Interpol, the international police force, reversed a past position today and decided to set up a committee to study the problem of aerial hijacking. Previously Interpol held that hijacking could not be dealt with because it was a political rather than a criminal offense. Today’s action by the Interpol General Assembly was believed to have been influenced by local police and airline operators. According to one report. Arab delegates who had previously argued that airliner hijacking was exclusively a political matter, now support the principle of government legislation that could provide the basis for Interpol action against sky piracy.