General Moshe Dayan, Israel's Defence Minister, met with U.S. Defence Secretary Melvin Laird and Secretary?
General Moshe Dayan, Israel's Defence Minister, met with U.S. Defence Secretary Melvin Laird and Secretary of State William Rogers on Monday (7 Feb.) and later told newsmen: "We got the main items that we felt we should have got." Reuter reports the United States is ready to supply more Phantom jet fighters.
SYNOPSIS: Israel's Defence Minister, General Moshe Dayan, had a luncheon meeting at the Pentagon on Monday with United States Defence Secretary Melvin Laird. They're believed to have discussed the sale of more jet aircraft to Israel. Reuter reports suggest the Americans will sell Israel more than 120 over the next few years, but no details were officially released.
Later, at the Defence Department, General Dayan met the U.S. Secretary of State, William Rogers, for talks which lasted one-and-a-half hours. The Israeli minister told newsmen afterwards that he hoped talks with Egypt on an interim agreement about the Suez Canal might begin soon. That would make it easier, he said, for Egypt not to open fire. Then newsmen quizzed him about the expected American decision to supply Israel with more jet aircraft.