The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, reiterated on Sunday (16 February) that?
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TRANSCRIPT: KISSINGER (SEQ 4): "Our, the American position on the P.L.O. is well known. I'm obliged to repeat it at every press conference. We have nothing to discuss with the P.L.O. until the P.L.O. recognises the existence of Israel and of the relevant resolutions. At that point we can think about the problem. At this moment the United States is not..."
NEWSMAN: "Is this the German position as well?"
GENSCHER: "Yes, it is."
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Editor's Note: This film includes a segment of Kissinger's comments to newsmen.
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Background: The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, reiterated on Sunday (16 February) that his country would not meet the Palestine Liberation Organisation until the P.L.O. recognises the existence of Israel.
Dr. Kissinger was speaking to newsmen after talks with the West German Foreign Minister, Hans Dietrich Genscher. The two men discussed the Middle East situation, Cyprus and the outlook for the European security conference in Geneva.
The Secretary of State also talked with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on the results of his latest Middle East peace moves.
He left Bonn later on Sunday for Geneva, where he is to meet Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko.