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Jarring Mission Unaffected by Soviet Withdrawal from Egypt, Waldheim Says

UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim said in Vienna yesterday that the withdrawal of Soviet personnel from Egypt had nothing to do with the peace mission of UN Mideast mediator Gunnar V. Jarring, it was reported here today. Dr. Waldheim made the remark to an Austrian Press Agency correspondent when he arrived in Vienna from Moscow. The correspondent had asked him if the Jarring mission may have been made somewhat easier by the developments in Egypt and whether chances for an interim settlement proposed by US Secretary of State William P. Rogers had become more favorable.

Waldheim said the events in Egypt were a matter concerning the two countries involved and unrelated to the Jarring mission. He said the Jarring mission was based on Security Council Resolution 242, would continue on that basis and the UN would make every effort to contribute to a solution of the Middle East problem.