The foreign Ministers of four Arab states met for talked with President Richard Nixon and the United States Secretary of State, Dr.
The foreign Ministers of four Arab states met for talked with President Richard Nixon and the United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger on Wednesday (October 17th).
The White House talks took place against the background of an Arab threat to cut off oil supplies to Israel's supporters, but it was not disclosed whether the oil issue had been discussed.
The four Arab ministers, Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Jabir Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Ahemd taibi Benhima of Morocco, and Umar Al-Saqqaf of Saudi Arabia, want to Washington form the United Nations General Assembly in New York. They met first with Dr. Kissinger before the hour-long conference with President Nixton, then resumed talks with the Secretary of State.
Mr. Nixton said he told the Arab Ministers the urgent goal was a fair, just and peaceful settlement in the Middle East; whatever differences they had with regard to the means of bringing about a settlement, they were all dedicated to that goal.
The Saudi Arabian Minister, who pointed out that his delegation represented 18 Arab countries, said "We have been received well here and we have had a good exchange with President Nixton. The discussions were fruitful and we think the President can easily play a good role in bringing peace to our area."
On Monday, the United States began to re-supply Israel with tanks, jet fighters, air-to-air missile and ammunition. The State Department said the supplies were intended to match a "massive" airlift of Russian weapons to Egypt and Syria, with threatened the detente between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Within hours after White House between the Arab Ministers and President Nixton, the Arab oil producing countries announced a progressive receive normal supplies.