Mrs. Meir Drafting Letter to Nixon on Israel’s Acceptance; Jarring Due Soon in Israel

Premier Golda Meir is drafting a letter to President Richard M. Nixon which contains a number of observations on Israel’s acceptance of the United States peace initiative, it was learned today. The letter may have bearing on a reported request by the U.S. to Israel and the Arab states that the delegates they appoint for talks under the auspices of United Nations envoy Gunnar V. Jarring should be on the foreign ministerial level. The U.S. reportedly said in its message that representatives on a lower level would not possess sufficient authority for successful discussions. Mrs. Meir said in her Knesset speech yesterday that Israel would “in due time” name a representative for the talks under Dr. Jarring. The UN envoy meanwhile was reported due in Jerusalem in about a week for his first round of visits to Mideast capitals to be devoted mainly to procedural discussions.

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