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October 28, 1962

CABLE FROM ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK (KOMEY), TO ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTRY, JERUSALEM

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    Israeli Ambassador to the UN discusses the Cuban-Turkey deal, especially Secretary U-Thant's opposition to it.
    "Cable from Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, New York (Komey), to Israeli Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem," October 28, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, File MFA 3440\20, Israel State Archive (ISA), Jerusalem, Israel; obtained and translated from Hebrew by Guy Laron. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115409
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I told [Adnan] Kural, the Turkish [representative] about our talk with the Secretary General [U Thant] and his opposition to a Cuba-Turkey deal. Kural thanked me and told me it was a very important piece of news. He [Kural] went to [US Ambassador to the UN Adlai E.] Stevenson and got a promise from him that the US would not agree that Turkey should come up in the [US-Soviet] talks. [Kural] decided against approaching the Secretary General because he did not want to create the impression that Turkey wanted to become a party [to the talks]. Until I talked to him he did not know what the Secretary General’s response was to Khrushchev’s offer…

[Michael] Komey [Israeli ambassador to the U.N.]