As Israeli and Egyptian representatives in the United Nations conferred with Middle East envoy Gunnar Jarring on Thursday (11 March), representatives of the Big Four discussed the Middle East situation at the United States Mission to the U.
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SV Ambassador Crowe, British delegate leaves car & enters building
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SV PAN (R to L) Bush (US) Malik & Crowe De la Gorse (France)
SV Bush speaks
TRANSCRIPT SEQ 7: AMBASSADOR BUSH: "As the host of the meeting today, let me simply say that along with Ambassador de la Gorse, Ambassador Malik and Ambassador Crowe, we met again in the Four. We discussed very generally the question of guarantees which had been on the table for discussion for some time in the Four-Power meetings. I think each could say whether he feels progress is made, but I do think each could say whether he feels progresses is made, but I do think it was an amicable meeting where we frankly discussed our positions on guarantees and that in substance was the context of the entire meeting, and we've agreed to meet next week on Thursday to continue these discussions".
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Background: As Israeli and Egyptian representatives in the United Nations conferred with Middle East envoy Gunnar Jarring on Thursday (11 March), representatives of the Big Four discussed the Middle East situation at the United States Mission to the U.N. in New York.
Following the 90-minute session, American Ambassador George Bush spoke to journalists waiting outside.
SYNOPSIS: Hosting the latest meeting of the Big Four on the Middle East on Thursday was the United States -- so the delegates want to the American U.N. Mission in New York.
British Ambassador Colin Crowe was among those taking part. Across the street, in the United Nations itself, Egyptian and israeli delegates were each conferring with Middle East envoy Gunnar Jarring. The meetings with Dr Jarring were the first in almost two weeks.
Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik attended the session -- as did France's Deputy Ambassador, Francois de la Gorse. The Israeli Ambassador implied after his meeting with Dr Jarring that Israel was leaving the door open for discussions of a peace settlement without prior conditions He said Israel wasn't asking Egypt to accept its basic position as a prior condition to talks. Following the meeting of the Big Four, American Ambassador Bush spoke to reporters.