Israeli Foreign Minister Aba Eban said in Jerusalem on Tuesday (30 May) that as a result of the recent U.
Israeli Foreign Minister Aba Eban said in Jerusalem on Tuesday (30 May) that as a result of the recent U.S.-Soviet summit in Moscow it would new appear that both super powers support a negotiated settlement of the Middle East conflict.
Mr. Eban, speaking at a Foreign Press Association luncheon, said he was basing his assumption on the communique issued in Moscow at the end of President Nixon's meetings with Soviet leaders. He said he hoped to have more information on such a possibility following consultations between Israeli and American diplomats.
The Foreign Minister's remarks came on the fifth anniversary of the start of the last Arab-Israeli war. Since the conflict, he said, many external efforts have been made to reach a settlement in the area except for "direct" negotiations between the parties concerned.
Mr. Eban said the time was now ripe for the conflict to be "brought under a precess of dialogue and communion."
SYNOPSIS: At a press luncheon in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Israeli Foreign Minister Aba Eban spoke of the possible effects of the recent Moscow summit on the chances of achieving a Middle East peace.