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Iraq Seeks Maximum Security for UN Missions; Condemns Terror; Cites Jdl As Culprit

December 10, 1970
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Iraq asked the General Assembly yesterday to beseech the United States to “take all necessary measures in providing maximum protection to Permanent Missions and their diplomatic personnel against increasing abuse and terrorist attacks” that prevent them from operating “properly.” The Iraqi representative condemned the “systematic campaign of terror” against the Syrian Mission (on Dec. 3, 1969) and other missions and on the New York offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He said the attacks were believed to have been carried out by the Jewish Defense League, which he termed a “Nazi organization” that has been scored by “decent” Jews. In the incident at the Syrian Mission, the Iraqi said, the police of a superpower like the U.S. failed to evict the “hooligans” for four hours. Albert F. Bender Jr. of the U.S. rejected Iraq’s “irresponsible charges.”

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