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Rogers Tells Delegation U.S. Reviewing Soviet Military Intervention in Mideast

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Dr. William A. Wexler, President of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, reported today on a 45-minute meeting yesterday with Secretary of State William P. Rogers by a Conference delegation. He said Mr. Rogers had described the Soviet military intervention in the Middle East as “ominous” and that the U.S. was intensively reviewing the situation, Dr., Wexler said the delegation told Mr. Rogers that the Soviet buildup was “not only an encouragement to Arab intransigence and a fueling of the war of attrition against Israel, but a challenge to America’s interests and a repudiation of American efforts to secure a cease-fire and a genuine peace in the Middle East.”

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