Israel's Foreign Minister Mr. Moshe Dayan continues his talks in Washington on a Middle East?
Israel's Foreign Minister Mr. Moshe Dayan continues his talks in Washington on a Middle East peace settlement with US President, Jimmy Carter. Mr. Dayan also spoke with other top officials, including Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance. The United States has taken the line that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation should be represented at any future Geneva talks as part of a unified ??? front. Israel, however, has consistently refused any negotiations with the P.L.O., claiming it was determined to destroy the Israeli state.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Dayan arrived in Washington after his still unexplained trip around Europe last weekend (17 & 18 September) which took him to Paris, back to Israel, and then to Zurich, before finally flying to the United States. When he did get there, Mr. Dayan went first to the State Department for detailed discussions with the Secretary of State, Mr. Vance. Mr. Dayan brought with him Israel's latest proposals for a comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East.
Mr. Vance will be having talks later this week with Arab leaders, who'll be in America for the United Nations Assembly, and will sound out their views on the Israeli proposals.
Mr. Dayan, meanwhile, went on to White House, for lengthy discussions with President Carter.
The President spent two and a half hours with Mr. Dayan, and later had another meeting which lasted an hour. Afterwards, the White House announced that the talks had dealt constructively with Palestinian participation in peace talks, which the Israelis have consistently refused to accept. A spokesman said difference clearly remained or both sides out would not give further details.