NEW YORK (Aug. 14)
Yosef Ciechanover, director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, disclosed today that the Israeli government and the new government of Nicaragua have already accredited diplomatic representative to each other’s country. He declined to name the new Israeli delegate to Nicaragua.
Speaking with Israeli correspondents here at the conclusion of a 10-day visit to Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico, during which he said he found “deep friendship” toward Israel, Ciechanover said that Israel’s relations with Nicaragua which became somewhat unclear after the down fall of the Somoza regime–was topic of conversation between him and officials of the three countries he visited. “Officials in the three countries welcomed the recent exchange of letters between Israel and the Nicaraguan government” on diplomatic relations, Ciechanover said.
The Israeli official said that in addition to meeting government officials he met with Jewish leaders and members of the Jewish communities in the countries he visited.
In response to questions on the upcoming United Nations General Assembly–to open here at the end of September–Ciechanover said that one thing “is certain. The next Assembly will be very tough on Israel, with attempts to pass difficult anti-Israeli resolutions.” He said Israel is already “alerting” friendly governments on the prospects of Israel being attacked at the UN session. He said that Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan of Israel will come to the UN to address the Assembly.