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Eban Gives Dulles Israel Views on Iraq Entry into Jordan

October 16, 1956
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The views of the Israel Government on the possible entrance of Iraqi troops into Jordan were presented here today to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles by Israel Ambassador Abba Eban two hours prior to his departure for consultations with his government in Jerusalem. Reuven Shiloah, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Israel Embassy, accompanied Mr. Eban.

During the hour-long Dulies-Eban conference, the Israel Ambassador made it clear that the possible admission of Iraqi troops into Jordan is “uppermost” in the mind of the Israel Government. Mr. Eban told reporters after the conference that he feels that Israel’s position was understood by Mr. Dulles.

In addition to the Iraqi problem, Mr. Eban held “a comprehensive discussion” with Secretary Dulles on other problems of American-Israel interest, including the passage of Israel ships through the Suez Caral. “We discussed all aspects of current Middle Eastern Affairs in order that should be able to bring to my government a full picture of U.S. views on matters of interest to Israel,” Mr. Eban stated.

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