NEW YORK (Sep. 20)
Andrew Young, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said today that there appeared to be less hostility among diplomats at the UN to the results of the Camp David talks than there was when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visited Jerusalem last November. “I don’t get the negative attitude and the condemnation of the effort that I got around the UN at the time of President Sadat’s trip,” Young said in an interview on CBS-TV’s “Morning News.”
Young said diplomats at the UN were less optimistic than American officials about the agreements reached by Sadat, President Carter and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin because they “are very aware of the risks of peace at the UN. Some times we forget the risks of war.” He noted that there were many benefits to Egypt and the Arab world in the agreements and the implementation of the accords could lead to help in the alleviation of the economic problems of both Israel and Egypt.
However, Young predicted that Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who arrived in Jordan today, would have difficulty in getting approval for the accords from Jordan and from Saudi Arabia and Syria which he will also visit.