U.S. Asks the USSR to Restrain Syria

The United States has asked the Soviet Union to restrain Syria from potentially provocative actions near Israel’s northern borders which might bring it into conflict with Israel, Voice of Israel Radio reported Tuesday.

According to the report, the Americans approached Soviet representatives in Washington last week. The talks were at the senior officials level, Voice of Israel Radio said, and the Russians were urged to caution Damascus

At the same time, the U.S. reportedly issued warnings to Israel and Syria to avoid hostile actions. But the Reagan Administration commended the two countries over the weekend for-statements by their leaders which it said

President Hafez Assad of Syria was quoted in a Washington Post interview as saying that neither his country nor Israel had undertaken any unusual troop movements recently and that tensions had been lessened.

Premier Shimon Peres said in a U.S. television interview Sunday that he did “not see an immediate danger of war between us and Syria.” He castigated the Syrians, however, for giving shelter to

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