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Late News Bulletin Egypt Officially Calls for General Assembly Debate on Mideast

Mohammed H. el-Zayyat, Egypt’s ambassador to the United Nations, met today with General Assembly President Edvard Hambro and asked that a full-scale debate on the Middle East be initiated as soon as possible after the 10-day UN commemorative session ends. The debate is scheduled to begin Oct. 26. A spokesman for the Israeli Mission to the UN stated: “The Egyptian request adds another obstacle to the establishment of the peace settlement in the Middle East and to the resumption of the peace talks under the auspices of Ambassador (Gunnar V.) Jarring.”