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British-Israel Relations: Britain Opposes Sanctions Against Israel for Refusing to Withdraw from Sinai

(February 7, 1957)

British-Israel Relations:
Britain Opposes Sanctions Against Israel
for Refusing to Withdraw from Sinai

(February 7, 1957)


British-Israel Relations: Table of Contents | Churchill | BIRAX


The Foreign Secretary said that, while we had supported the resolutions urging Israel to withdraw her forces which had been tabled in the General Assembly of the United Nations in the previous 4th week, it would be more difficult to decide our attitude on any subsequent resolution invoking sanctions against Israel for non-compliance. Our best course would probably be to argue that it was premature to consider using sanctions. But it would also be necessary to press the United States Government, who were unlikely to favour recourse to sanctions, to use their influence in the Assembly to prevent any premature decision.


Source: British National Archives CAB 128/31/8

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