• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. JOSEPH SISCO MET FOR TWO HOURS YESTERDAY?

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. JOSEPH SISCO MET FOR TWO HOURS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WITH THE EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. MAHMOUD RIAD TO EXPLORE NEW WAYS OF ENDING THE DEADLOCKED MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT. ITS UNDERSTOOD MR. RIAD TOLD THE AMERICAN ENVOY EGYPT HAD INSISTED ISRAEL MUST WITHDRAW FORCES FROM ARAB TERRITORY OCCUPIED DURING THE 1967 WAR AND SETTLE THE PALESTINE REFUGEE PROBLEM.

    THE MEETING OPENED FOUR DAYS OF DISCUSSIONS MR. SISCO WILL HAVE IN EGYPT. HE DECLINED TO COMMENT AFTER HIS FIRST TALKS WITH MR. RIAD. THE EGYPTIANS SAID HE EXPLAINED THE UNITED STATES POSITION AS LAID DOWN BY PRESIDENT NIXON AND SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM ROGERS.

    THIS WAS THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS SEEKING TO BE IMPARTIAL IN ITS MIDDLE EAST POLICY AND SUPPORTED ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM THE BULK OF OCCUPIED TERRITORIES IN RETURN FOR SPECIFIC SECURITY GUARANTEES BY THE ARAB STATES.

    LATER THIS WEEK MR. SISCO WILL HAVE TALKS WITH PRESIDENT NASSER. HE'LL ALSO VISIT ISRAEL AND JORDAN DURING THIS MIDDLE EAST VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5LVKTLLWZWS3DH3R8VLZQ436H
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LVKTLLWZWS3DH3R8VLZQ436H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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