The United States Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Joseph Sisco, has arrived in Tel Aviv?
CU & SV Lod Airport building
GV Aircraft taxiing
SV Reception party walks to aircraft
MV Sisco down aircraft steps and greeted by Ambassador Rabin and Ambassador Barbour
CU PAN Party walks to airport lounge.
GV Rabin, Sisco & Barbour (left to right) seated
MV Sisco and Barbour
CU Rabin PAN TO Sisco
MV Photographers and police PAN TO Sisco and Rabin
Initials BB/1819 RJ/BOB/BB/1845
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Background: The United States Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Joseph Sisco, has arrived in Tel Aviv for talks with the Israeli Government in an attempt to achieve an interim agreement to re-open the Suez Canal. He declined to make any statements to newsmen at the airport. During his week long stay, Mr. Sisco will attempt to break the Israeli-Egyptian deadlock on conditions for re-opening the canal. Israel is expected to give priority to their own concern over Washington's delay in replaying to their request of more Phantom jet aircraft.