Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov avoided giving a direct answer here when asked whether his government would permit emigration of Jews wishing to join relatives in Israel.
He was asked the question at two successive press conferences. The first time, he replied merely “thank you.” Pressed for a fuller answer at the second of his press conferences, he replied: “That question could best be looked into by the appropriate representatives.”
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