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Israel-lebanon Talks Postponed

Israel agreed today to a postponement of the military talks with Lebanon because of the Beirut government’s problems in putting together its delegation. David Kimche, the Foreign Ministry’s director-general, told United Nations diplomat Jean-Claude Aimee that Israel “understood” the Lebanese difficulties.

Aimee, who has been instrumental in setting up the talks, scheduled to have begun tomorrow at the UN Interim Force in Lebanon headquarters at Naqura, formally presented Kimche with Lebanon’s request for “a few days” postponement.

Meanwhile, the Israel Defense Force announced that Israel’s chief delegate to the talks will be Brigadier Amos Gilboa of the IDF planning branch.