AQABA: By Acquiescence

Early last week the Kern Hills, flying the U.S. flag, dropped anchor off Elath at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba and began to pump off its load of 16,500 tons of oil from Iran. Its arrival was almost unremarked. The U.N. troops still occupy the Egyptian side of the narrows, so Egypt could not shoot off its guns. No guns barked from the Saudi Arabian shores either, though Saudi Arabia had threatened to bar the Aqaba Gulf to unwanted ships. Israel, which had celebrated the Kern Hills' first voyage with crowing triumph, this time censored news of...

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