The United States aims to end the present Arab-Israeli fighting through international diplomatic action. That?
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Background: The United States aims to end the present Arab-Israeli fighting through international diplomatic action. That is what President Nixon told newsmen in Washington on Monday (8 October).
Earlier in the day, the President conferred with his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. According to a Presidential spokesman, Dr. Kissinger told the President that and Mr. John Scali, the U.S. Ambassador??? to the United Nations, had been in touch with members of the U.N. Security Council and participation in the war for support of a settlement.
Before breaking a weekend holiday at his Florida retreat to return to Washington, President Nixon initiated an exchange of messages with the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev.
After the meeting between the President and his Secretary of State, Mr. Ronald Ziegler, a White House spokesman, stated the U.S.-Soviet exchange had been conducted through their embassies, and followed a meeting between Mr. Kissinger and the Soviet Ambassador to the U.S. over the weekend. Mr Ziegler also mentioned that the State Department had been in contact with King Hussein of Jordan, and that the Secretary of State had conferred with Huan Chen, head of The People's Republic of China delegation to the United Nations.
The diplomatic moves came thorough a desire of President Nixon to avoid any "grandstand play" by the United States.