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Greek Leader Says U.S. Has to Deal with PLO to Achieve Peace

Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou of Greece said today that the U.S. has to deal with the Palestine Liberation Organization if it wants to achieve peace in the Middle East. Papandreou, appearing from Athens on the ABC-TV “Issues and Answers” program, said he was raising the status of the PLO office in Athens to a diplomatic mission in order to stress this point. He said that just as Israel has the right to a state of its own, so do the people of Palestine. “Until this is understood, until this takes place, there will be no peace in the Middle East,” he maintained.