JERUSALEM (Sep. 26)
Foreign Ministry sources said today that nothing was known here of a reported six-point plan for a Middle East settlement said to have been presented to Arab leaders by U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The existence of such a plan was flatly denied yesterday by a spokesman for Dr. Kissinger at the United Nations in New York.
The Times of London reported yesterday that the plan, which envisions joint Egyptian-Israeli rule of parts of Sinai, was presented by Dr. Kissinger to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia before Dr. Kissinger took office as Secretary of State. Faisal passed it on to Egypt, Syria and Jordan which discussed it at their recent summit meeting in Cairo and accepted it as a basis for negotiations, the Times said.
According to the Times, the six points are: Israeli withdrawal from the Suez Canal, returning both banks to Egypt; creation of an Egyptian-Israeli condominium to control Sharm el-Sheikh; a similar arrangement in other parts of Sinai depending on the extent of Israeli withdrawal; Jerusalem to remain part of Israel but with control of Christian and Moslem holy places vested in the Vatican and Jordan respectively; return of the West Bank to Jordan with Israeli settlements allowed to remain; and partial Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights.