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Peres Says He Regrets Summit Not Used for Mideast Peace

Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres told the World Zionist Congress Tuesday that he regretted the Reagan-Gorbachev summit meeting in Washington was not used to launch Israeli-Arab peace negotiations under the aegis of the two superpowers.

Peres drew catcalls from rightwing hecklers and warm applause from supporters when he referred to the controversial idea of a mini-summit of Israelis and Arabs to be held in congruence with the meetings now taking place between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev–an idea he proposed to the Reagan administration last month.