Israelis Cool to Prospect of Cambodian Request for Military Aid

Political sources here reacted coolly today to yesterday’s suggestion by the new Cambodian Ambassador that his country would contemplate asking Israel for military aid if U. S. military support is terminated next month.

Ambassador Keo Kimsan made the remark in an interview with the Jerusalem Post published today Israeli sources said no such request has been made yet and therefore the question was hypothetical. However, they added, Israel is not eager to run a program of military nature in Southeast Asia. The sources said, however, that a Cambodian request for any aid would be viewed as a request from a friendly country.

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