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Jarring Sees No Danger to Peace Talks Despite the Crisis in Israel’s Cabinet

Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring was reported today as unperturbed over the stalled peace talks. A spokesman for the United Nations said the Middle East peace envoy was aware of the difficulties Israel’s Cabinet is encountering in its efforts to formulate a position in the peace talks that would be agreeable to all its members. The spokesman added that “there is no indication that (Dr.) Jarring feels there is any danger that things may come apart.” Dr. Jarring was reported as “continuing his work” but there was no indication that he was scheduled to meet today with any peace negotiators. The peace talks began last Tuesday and Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah left the same day for Jerusalem after seeing Dr. Jarring twice. The peace envoy conferred with the Egyptian and Jordanian ambassadors on Wednesday and the talks have been at a standstill since last Thursday.