LONDON (Jul. 8)
The British Government was accused of capitulating to the demands of Libya by including Arabic imprints in the passports of British travelers going to Libya.
In a letter to Lord Baniel, Minister of State in the Foreign Office. Greville Janner, a Labor Member of Parliament, wrote: “If any country was to adopt the same system as Libya–and every other country was to agree to it–there would be no room in passports for anything other than linguistic rubber stamps. This arrangement is nonsensical. I am sorry that the Government has found it necessary to cave in. This is not a compromise; it is a capitulation.”