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    MR. JOSEPH J. SISCO, U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE AND PRINCIPAL MIDDLE EAST ADVISER TO?

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    SV GROUP MR. SISCO STANDING NEXT TO PRESIDENT NASSER
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    SV PRESIDENT NASSER AND MR. SISCO ENTERING ROOM SHAKE HANDS
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    SV MR. SISCO AND OTHERS IN CAR, LEAVE
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    Background: MR. JOSEPH J. SISCO, U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE AND PRINCIPAL MIDDLE EAST ADVISER TO PRESIDENT NIXON RESUMED HIS TALKS IN CAIRO TODAY-THE DAY AFTER HE WAS RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT NASSER.

    THEIR MEETING IN THE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT'S SUBURBAN HOME LASTED NEARLY ONE-AND-A-HALF HOURS; IT PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH MEN TO EXPLAIN THEIR COUNTRY'S POLICIES IN THE CURRENT MIDDLE EAST CRISIS.

    AN AMERICAN SPOKESMAN SAID THE ATMOSPHERE WAS CORDIAL.

    INFORMED SOURCES SAY PRESIDENT NASSER TOLD MR. SISCO THAT A PEACEFUL SOLUTION OF THE CRISIS COULD NOT BE REACHED WITHOUT A COMPLETE ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM ALL OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES AND A SETTLEMENT OF THE PALESTINE REFUGEE PROBLEM.

    THIS WAS THE FIRST HIGH-LEVEL CONTACT BETWEEN THE U.S.A. AND EGYPT SINCE THEY BROKE OF RELATIONS DURING THE SIX-DAY WAR OF 1967.

    MR. SISCO ARRIVED ON A FACT-FINDING TOUR LAST THURSDAY. DURING HIS STAY IN CAIRO, HE MET THE EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND OTHER LEADING PERSONALITIES AND WAS ABLE TO CONDUCT A FAR-REACHING EXCHANGE OF VIEWS. ON THE DAY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL, PRESIDENT NASSER ATTACKED THE UNITED STATES FOR THEIR ALLEGED SUPPORT OF ISRAEL IN A HARD-HITTING SPEECH IN WHICH HE CALLED ON HIS COUNTRYMEN TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR FUTURE BATTLES.

    TOMORROW (TUESDAY) MR. SISCO WILL LEAVE FOR JORDAN; FROM THERE HE WILL GO ON TO ISRAEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5HLQE59GXWWOP69S53UWZL3O
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5HLQE59GXWWOP69S53UWZL3O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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