Israeli Ambassador Lieutenant-General Yitzhak Rabin conferred for 50 minutes with the Assistant Secretary of State, Mr Joseph Sisco, in Washington on Monday (July), seeking further clarification about the American peace plan for the Middle East.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: REPORTER: "Do you feel that the United States is putting any pressure on you to get your Government to make a decision quickly?
RABIN: I believe that the Unites States Government expects us to make our decision, I don't understand exactly the term ....
REPORTER: Has there been any assurance passed on concerning the cease-fire and the terms of the cease-fire?
RABIN: Well, I'm not going to discuss any details of the United States Government's proposals unless they will decided to do so.
REPORTER: Do you feel more reassured about the cease-fire after your meeting with Mr Sisco?
RABIN: Well I don't believe that I have learned many things about this piece.
REPORTER: Would you expect the cease-fire to be policed by the United Nations?
RABIN: Well, first I don't know that will be the decision in any case, as you know, we believe that there is a decision about unlimited and unconditional cease-fire that came about as a result of the Untied Nations Security Council resolution - I believe it happened on the 9th of June '67 - this decision was accepted by Israel and everyone of the neighbouring Arab countries, it was not conditional or limited. I believe that if any cease-fire arrangement has to be effective, the most ineffective body to supervise it is the United Nations.
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Background: Israeli Ambassador Lieutenant-General Yitzhak Rabin conferred for 50 minutes with the Assistant Secretary of State, Mr Joseph Sisco, in Washington on Monday (July), seeking further clarification about the American peace plan for the Middle East. After his meeting, he spoke with reporters.
Israel is the only country still to give its answer. The two Arab states approached, U.A.R. and Jordan, have already signified basic acceptance of the American 9-day cease-fire proposal.