Middle East Diplomacy

Archive Report

Involved Process of Negotiations

Cyrrent Situation for Ford's Talks With Sadat

Middle east diplomacy, apparently stalled since Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger returned home in March from his latest round of shuttle1 negotiations, takes a new turn next month when President Ford meets Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, in Salzburg, Austria, and then receives Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin in Washington. Although Ford insists that these talks do not “represent the beginnings of a new American-led negotiation in the Middle East,”2 they are being regarded with intense interest by all parties to the Arab-Israeli conflict, including Russia. Indeed, since the 1973 war in the Middle East, the United States in the person of Secretary Kissinger has been the initiating force in negotiations to bring about a peace ...

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