The United States spacial envoy to the Middle East, Mr Alfred Atherton, arrived in Egypt late on Wednesday (24 January) to present the Egyptian government with new Israeli terms for the Middle East peace Treaty.
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CU INTERIOR Atherton talking to newsmen
ATHERTON: "Let me try to explain what I was doing in Israel. I was, as I said at my arrival, dealing with three very specific questions of unresolved issues relating to the text of the peace treaty. Two of these issues, these are matters that are going to be resolved in the treaty negotiations between Egypt and Israel, and I am simply conveying the views of the Israeli government to the Egyptian government, and i will be happy to convey the response to those if I'm asked to. And I don't want to characterize, obviously, talks about those points, because they are matters that I should properly report first to the government here. In addition to that, I was discussing certain matters relating to one paragraph in the treaty that is being handled at this point in a more-or-less bilateral way between ourselves and the Israelis. And, as I said before I left Israel, we did resolve most of the issues, not all of them, on that particular point, and I will be reporting on this as well to the government here. And I don't really want to go beyond that at this point. I think it is not really appropriate until I have had my meeting here for me to go into the substance of the matters that I'm here to discuss.
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Background: The United States spacial envoy to the Middle East, Mr Alfred Atherton, arrived in Egypt late on Wednesday (24 January) to present the Egyptian government with new Israeli terms for the Middle East peace Treaty. he will return to Israel after talks with the acting Egyptian Foreign Minister Doctor Boutros Ghali.