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State Dept. Note to Bulgaria to Be Issued in Washington Today

August 2, 1955
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The State Department today indicated that it will make public tomorrow the full text of its note sent to Bulgaria in protest against the shooting down of the El Al plane last week in which 58 persons lost their lives, including 12 Americans. The American note was delivered to the Bulgarian Government today by Switzerland, which acted as intermediary since no diplomatic relations exist between the United States and Bulgaria.

Newspapers from all parts of the country reaching Washington today carry editorials condemning the Bulgarian attack on the Israel airliner and supporting the protest sent by the U.S. Government to Bulgaria, (In New York, the Herald Tribune came out today with a second editorial assailing Bulgaria for the attack. The paper lauds the vigor of the protests lodged with the Bulgarian Government by the United States, Britain and France.)

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