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• Continued from Page 1 oio
the White House • is now dis-

-cussing with the State Depart-
ment the publication of all the
-letters.
The Kennedy letter to King
Hussein seemed to favor repatri-
ation and compensation for Arab
refugees. It was understood that
all the letters expressed concern
over the plight of the Arab refu-
gees, and favored repatriation
and compensation by Israel.
State Department sources
stressed that American relations
with the UAR were constantly
improving, since the Cairo-Mos-
cow rift. They said that the UAR,
though neutralist, was a friendly
nation, and that the possibility
of an invitation to Nasser at some
future date could not be entirely
ruled out. They indicated that, if
Nasser attends the session of the
UN General Assembly next Sep-
tember, it was virtually certain
that arrangements would be
made for a meeting with Presi-
dent Kennedy.
In his letter to King -Hussein

Israeli conflict, which remains
unsolved." Asserting that "no
easy solution presents itself,"
Kennedy continued: "Never-
thele.:.s, the United States is
aware of the desire of the
representatives of the various
states in the Middle East to
maintain this quiet atmos-
phere," Mr. Kennedy added.

endorse the idea of a collective
answer by all Arab leaders who
received the message.
Premier Kassem said Iraq re-
fused to negotiate about Pales-
tine because it was up to the
Arab states to solve the Palestine
issue without permitting any for-
eign country to interfere. He
said Iraq would support the Pal-
estinian Arab refugees "with
money, men and arms, and politi-
cal efforts."
In Damascus, Syria, the Arab
League announced sweeping new
plans to tighten and intensify the
Arab blockade, boycott, and em-
bargo against Israel. An an-
•nouncement by the central boy-
cott office said the tightening re-
sulted from recent developments,
including a boycott conference
in the Arab sector of Jerusalem.
The new tactics will be aimed
at severing Israeli commercial
ties in Africa through a joint
Arab program. It will feature
economic aid to emergent Afri-
can countries, if such countries
reject Israeli help..

-

"The United • States Govern-
ment and people believe that an
honest solution can be found and
are determined to take part in
the work and the shouldering of
the heavy burden which will lead
to conclusions if the parties con-
cerned sincerely wish them to
do so.
"We want to contribute to a
solution of the Palestinian refu-.
gees problem on a 'basis of re-
patriation or compensation for
lost property, to assist in finding
a just solution to the problem of
the development of the water re-
sources Of the River Jordan and
to cooperate in other aspects of
this complicated problem.
"I am glad that the United
of Jordan, the President stated Nations General Assembly em-
in part: "While unfortunately phasized the need to carry out its Hammarskjold to Visit
tension is increasing in certain previous recommendations re- Cairo; Cordier, Middle
parts of the world, the Middle garding the refugee problem. In East Expert, Quits
East countries have continued this connection I wish to empha-
UNITED. NATION S, N.Y.,
to be relatively tranquil in the size that my Government_ will (JTA) —
Secretary General
last three years. This is particu- continue to abide by the resolu- Dag Hanimarskjold announced
larly owing to the sound policy tions of the United Nations Gen- he will visit Cairo, capital of the
of leaders in the area w
eral Assembly regarding refu- United Arab Republic, "for a
given priority
es and that their attitude will couple of days" next month. He
and econo
roj cts.
tinue to be based on the ef- volunteered the announcement at
"Be
and Secretary of
tive and unbiased implemen- the opening' of a news conference
Dea
usk are aware of uhf
ion, of these resolutions so when he'also revealed that An-
sir f the represen
at the refugees stand to bene- drew W. Cordier, who as execiP
sous states in
it.
tive assistant to the Secretary
mainta•
"Being a member. of the General holds the highest post
ere."
United' Nations Conciliation Corn- next to Hammarskjold himself, is
Kenned
mission, the United States, which quitting that post.
that
ns for,
is concerned with the progress of
In his nearly 16 years In that
the are still e
the Middle. East Peoples, binds post, and especially under Ham-
east of whi
itself to carry out the tasks en- marskjold's tenure since April
trusted to this commission-by the 1953, Cordier ha_s frequently vis-
United Nations. We are determ- ited the Heads of State and of
I ined to use all our influence -to Governments in the Middle East,
insure that the commission helps and has carried out many mis-
I to achieve a peaceful and just sions in that area on- behalf of
solution.
the United Nations. He has met
"I sincerely hope that all the frequently with both Prime Min-
I parties directly concerned will ister David Ben-Gurion of Israel
President Gamal Abdel Nas-
I cooperate fully in connection and
with any program prepared by ser of the United Arab Republic.
the commission in order to guar-
In announcin
c_oming
antee the best advantages to the trip to
, ammars
I Palestinian
Arab refugees."
ave so many iro
n
e in that part of the wor
Iraqi Ruler Adamant on
that it is rather exceptional that
I Kennedy Letter; Anti-Israel
I have
been in touch with
that ar
I Boycott Tightened
ked
LONDON, - (JTA) — - mier wheth
to
Kassem of Iraq told a
con- Israe
have no
ference at Baghdad he
ld not plan
y o her cou
answer President Kenn 's mes- in th area. The UAR, •
ou
sage on the -Palestine
•blem. know, has a special
n. We
He made clear - that Iraq •es not have many opera
there."
1

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His .trip to Cairo, he said, will make its own announcements re-
take place during the period he garding anything it may be
will spend in Europe next month. doing. The question, asked by an
He is scheduled to attend a meet- Arab correspondent, referred to
ing of the United Nations Eco- the letters recently written to
nomic and Social Council at Gen- heads of Arab states by Presi-
eva on July 10.
de • on the
In announcing the resignation
s fund - s in r- r o re-
of Cordier as executive assista
patriation and compensatio of
Hammarskjold said that Cor
Arab- ref ees b y Israel.
m-
decided to quit that post
e- mars
re-
cause of geographic reasons.
e fully
Mr.
was alluding to the fact hat" K r.
ecific
many member .states, led c fly fun
by the Soviet Union, have
n
insisting of late that high
posts be given to more represen-
tatives from new or uncommitted
nations.
Hammarskjold said, however,
he has persuaded Cordier to stay
on in the organization, for the
time being, declaring Cordier
will become an - Undersecretary
in charge of General Assembly
affairs, beginning Aug. 1.
Hammarskjold also said, in
answer to a question, that the UN.
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