Israeli Foreign Minister Mr. Abba Eban flew back from his mission to the Western capitals?
Mr. Eban arrives at airport and is interviewed by reporters.
"After the talks that you've had all over the place, do feel that there's a solution to this problem without going to war?"
"I'm sorry, I've got to disappoint all of you gentlemen this evening. I've had some conversations, many of which, including those yesterday contained considerations that I would like to bring to the notice of the Prime Minister this evening, and therefore I will undertake to have a meeting with the Israeli press and also with the Foreign press after the Cabinet meeting tomorrow. But I'm afraid I can't hold the press conference here."
"General talk then You've just talked about considerations. Are they worthwhile ones?".
"What I mean that I've heard things and had conversations which ought to be known to my Prime Minister tonight in order that we can prepare for the Cabinet meeting tomorrow. But there are things I would like to say to the press and therefore I will undertake to have a meeting with the press tomorrow afternoon after the Cabinet meeting and then I think I'll be able to give you both an account of my impressions of the conversations that I've had with the Presidents of France and the United States and the Prime Minister of Britain, and also say whatever arises out of tomorrow's Cabinet meeting".
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Background: Israeli Foreign Minister Mr. Abba Eban flew back from his mission to the Western capitals last night. He told reporters that he had new considerations to put before Prime Minister Levi Eshkol which were to be discussed at a Cabinet meeting this afternoon (Sunday).
Mr. Eban has held talks with both President De Gaulle of France and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. The Foreign Minster also had an 85-minute meeting with President Johnson in Washington, in which he sought support to keep open the narrow straits of Tiran and the Gulf of Aqaba, vital entry to Israel's port of Eilat, now blocked by Egypt.
Israel has made it clear that without international moves to keep the Gulf open to Israeli ships it will be obliged to act on its own.
Speaking at the airport, Mr. Eban was not forthcoming as to the details of his report: