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Percy. Brezhnev Disagree on PLO State

Sen. Charles Percy (R. III.) who will be chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the next Congress, envisions a Palestinian state in federation with Jordan and disarmed for offensive purposes for at least 25 years. He said, on the ABC television “Good Morning America” program yesterday that he and President Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet Union disagreed on the nature of a Palestinian state when they met in Moscow lost month.

“He (Brezhnev) wants to see the PLO a sovereign state, armed with their own territory,” Percy said. “I feel that it should be in federation with Jordan. It should be like Japan and Germany, disarmed for offensive purposes for at least 25 years and it must recognize the rights of Israel to exist, its sovereignty and to have defensible borders.”