Urge Recall of U.S. Envoy to Austria
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Urge Recall of U.S. Envoy to Austria

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Congressman Peter A. Peyser (Rep.N.Y.) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives today calling on the U.S. to recall its Ambassador to Austria until that country reopens the transit center for Soviet Jewish immigrants. Peyser also sent a telegram to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stating: “I urge you to order the immediate withdrawal of the American Ambassador to Austria, until the Austrian government regains its senses and recognizes that it is impossible to deal with terrorists. The closing of the passage for Soviet Jews through Austria would be an atrocity and would close their only chance to return to their homeland.”

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