TEL AVIV (Jan. 21)
Premier Yitzhak Shamir appears to hold high hopes for an eventual peace between Israel and Jordan.
Hosting a group of Israeli authors and poets at his home Monday night, Shamir said relations between the two countries were much improved over what they were two years ago. He noted that King Hussein is not yet Israel’s friend, but felt that relations with Jordan would continue to improve over the next two years.
Shamir defended Israel’s role in the sale of U.S. arms to Iran. He said they were part of the strategic cooperation between the two countries and also helped Israel’s military industries.