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Austrian Matter Not Closed, Eban Says

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The Israeli Foreign Minister, Abba, Eban, who stopped over here on his way to the United Nations in New York, was interviewed on independent television about the Austrian affair. Asked if this was a victory for the terrorists, he replied: “Let’s wait until the matter ends. I do not regard the matter as closed. Austria may well change her mind under the intense pressure from all over the world, and under the almost unanimous pressures from inside Austria.” Asked if the Austrian government was not under obligation to keep its promise to the terrorists, Eban said: “On the contrary, it was under obligation not to keep this kind of so-called promise to two criminals.”

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