NEW YORK (Sep. 24)
Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon and Secretary of State Henry A, Kissinger had a “general discussion” at a breakfast meeting here today on the Mideast situation and Israel’s current position at the United Nations.
Emerging from the meeting Allon said, in response to a question, that Israel is ready to negotiate with Syria without “pre-conditions.” Israeli sources explained later that Allon’s remarks on negotiations with Syria “does not indicate any change” in Israel’s policy, Allon, who was escorted by Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Chaim Herzog and Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, Simcha Dinitz, also reviewed with Kissinger developments since the latest Sinai accord and Israel’s requests for military and economic aid from the United States.
Kissinger gave Allon further details on his latest suggestion to call for “informal, multilateral meetings to assess conditions and discuss the future” of the Mideast. Kissinger’s new proposal was made Monday, in his address to the UN General Assembly. Sources said no information was available as to the discussion between Allon and Kissinger regarding the Secretary’s latest suggestion and that no conclusion was reached on any of the topics they discussed.