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Thatcher: No Eec Sanctions Against Israel

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said today that she did not expect the European Economic Community (EEC) to impose sanctions against Israel for its invasion of Lebanon.

But she stated in unequivocal terms at a press conference here that Israel should withdraw from Lebanon, as called for by the United Nations Security Council in the resolutions passed after Israel opened its “Peace for Galilee” operation. Thatcher said that she hoped that the measure taken so far by the EEC, suspending a loan from the EEC to Israel, was only temporary.