UNITED NATIONS (Jul. 17)
A UN spokesman said today that Secretary General Kurt Waldheim is in contact with the governments concerned on a convenient date for his trip to the Middle East but that no date has been set as yet.
Meanwhile, no date has been fixed for resuming the Security Council’s general review and debate on the Middle East, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt accused the United States yesterday of trying to postpone the debate, but most observers here discounted the Egyptian charge. They said that on the contrary, Cairo was responsible for the delay because having originally initiated the debate, it is now in a quandary over what it wants the Security Council to do.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed He Zayyat left Paris last night after two days of talks with French leaders. According to unconfirmed reports he will arrive here tonight. While in Paris Zayyat said that Egypt “welcomes” Waldheim’s visit to the Middle East and wanted the Security Council debate to get started.
The Egyptian diplomat spoke to newsmen after an hour long meeting yesterday with Foreign Minister Michel Jobert which French circles described as “cordial.” Zayyat denied that Egypt had suggested the creation of a Palestinian state. “We are not the Palestinians’ spokesman.decisions concerning a Palestinian state are for them to make,” he said.