Abdul Rahman Azzam PashaClick here to view the original article.

CAIRO, June 29 (UP)-American authorities today categorically denied a Syrian charge that a United States warship fired on Arabs in Palestine, and the Arab League accepted the denial.

The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha, said American officials had given him information “proving that the ship involved was not American.

Azzam’s statement came after United States Charge d’ Affaires Jefferson Patterson and Naval Attache William R. Headden called on him. Azzam said Headden informed him that be had been in the area at the time of the alleged United States attack and could flatly deny accuracy of the charge.

The Syrian Foreign Minister, Moshen El Barazi Bey, had planned a protest to Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden, the UN mediator in Palestine, on grounds that a United States warship assigned to the United Nations mediator had shelled Arab lines.