The identification of Ambassadors Ali Bengelloun of Morocco and Sharif Fawaz Sharaf of Jordan were transposed in a picture caption yesterday.
Arab League foreign ministers, meeting to discuss the Israeli raid on Iraq's nuclear reactor, today adopted surprisingly mild resolutions foregoing military reprisal against the Jewish state, an oil embargo or strong condemnation of the United States.
Concentrating their fire on Israel, foreign ministers and officials of the 22-nation Arab League states apparently decided to capitalize on the wave of pro-Iraqi sympathy stemming from the Sunday raid.
The statement issued at the end of the day-long session urged the United States "to work seriously to put an end to Zionist aggression and to adopt practical and tangible steps to terminate assistance" that it said encourages Israeli aggression.
The foreign ministers decided to send a delagation to the United Nations to participate in the coming debate on the Israeli raid.
Observers suggested that the mildness of the resolution also was designed to encourage the United States to condemn Israel at the U.N. Security Council session, something U.S. administrations have been reluctant to do in the past.
In that vein, some Iraqi officials today expressed mild approval that the United States had decided to suspend delivery of the four F16 fighter aircraft to Israel, although they stressed that they considered that move scarcely proof that the United States is doing more than the minimum.
The delegation going to New York will be headed by Chedli Klibi of Tunisia, the Arab League secretary general, and the Kuwaiti and Algerian foreign ministers.
They were instructed to speak on behalf of Iraq, the final communique said, and to condemn Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin's government as acting "against all ethical and international treaties and conventions and the principles of international law."
That line of thinking seemed to be in keeping with Iraqi insistence that the destroyed nuclear reactor was meant for peaceful purposes and that the Israelis knocked it out in defiance of international law.
The communique also said the bombing of the reactor constituted "a dangerous precedent that threatens world peace and security" and that "could lead to an explosion that will affect the vital interest of the world."
It urged "the countries of the world" to continue to support Iraq's right to develop nuclear power projects.
Begin has threatened to destroy and new reactor Iraq builds to replace the one destroyed by the Sunday air raid.
Diplomats here suggested that Iraq was concentrating on the diplomatic front.
They said Iraq, bogged down in a seemingly unwinnable war with neighbor Iran on the east since September and separated from Israel on the west by hundreds of miles of Jordanian and Syrian territory, was in no position to stage a military reprisal.
There had been speculation that Iraq might use long-range, Soviet-made ground-to-ground missiles in blind retaliatory raids or mount across-the-border guerrilla operations by Palestinian commandos it finances in Lebanon.
There also was no threat to envoke the "oil weapon" with an embargo such as the one applied after the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and which most Arab states felt at this time would be self-defeating.
The Western economies are depressed, there is an oil surplus and any embargo is such circumstances could be expected to encourage further research into alternate sources of energy, many Arab producers feel.
Apparently at the Palestine Liberation Organization's urging, the Arab League leaders asked Iraq and Iran to end their state of war.
"The continuation of the war between Iraq and Iran affects the Arab nation," the communique said, "and it gravely affects their ability to mobilize against the Zionist enemy."
The communique did not recommend Israel's expulsion from the United Nations, apparently because the Arabs realized that the United States -- and possibly its Western European allies -- would veto such a motion in the Security Council.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has kept the nuclear plant, on the outskirts of Baghdad, on the outskirts of Baghdad, off-limits so far to visiting diplomats and reporters.
The one-day emergency meeting here seemed designed to close often badly divided Arab World ranks around Iraq.
Significantly, both Libya and Syria, outspoken critics of Saddam Hussein, sent delegations, although not at full ministerial level.
In Tripoli, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi called for joint Arab action "to attack and destroy Israel's atomic station in Dimona, which produces atomic bombs" in retaliation for the attack on Iraq's. Qaddafi said such retaliation had become a "legitimate right" for the Arabs as a result of the Israeli raid.