WASHINGTON (Oct. 3)
No dramatic outcome or major progress should be expected from the Mideast consultations in which Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will engage on his visits to Egypt. Syria. Jordan and Israel Oct. 9-13. State Department sources said today. All that Kissinger expects, they said, is an understanding from leaders of the four countries on outlines of areas in which some reasonable progress can be made toward negotiations. Previously. Department sources indicated that the Kissinger talks would be the “next step” in the negotiations.
Department sources also said that opposition to international inspection of nuclear facilities and materials in Israel is coming not only from Israelis. But they would not identify the others. The sources said that if an effective method of safeguarding the atomic materials from military use is not found, the U.S. may drop its pledges to supply Egypt and Israel with atomic plants and materials.