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Israel to Adopt Sanctions Against South Africa

The sanctions taken by the U.S and Western European countries against the apartheid regime in South Africa will also be adopted by Israel, the Director General of the Foreign Ministry, Yossi Beilin, said in an interview with Israel Radio from Washington Thursday.

Beilin is in Washington for a periodic discussion with American officials that cover bilateral, regional, international and other issues of mutual interest to Israel and the U.S.

The State Department is preparing a report for Congress on countries that are not complying with the arms embargo against South Africa. According to Israel Radio, countries defying the ban will be subject to cuts in U.S. aid.

Israel Radio quoted Beilin as saying that Israel has signed no arms agreements with South Africa for 10 years.

Regarding the Middle East peace process, Beilin said Washington is examining the positions of Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Once an assessment is made, the Reagan Administration will consider the next steps to be taken, he said.

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