The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco yesterday (Thursday October 15th) rejected denials by?
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: SISCO: We presented this plan in writing to Egypt, to Jordan, to Israel and to the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union not only accepted that proposal but in a discussion specifically between Ambassador Dobrynin and the Secretary of State, the Soviet Union made it very clear that it accepted the principle of the stand-still meaning specifically that neither side would utilise the cease-fire to try and improve its position militarily. I think this is quite clear and we do not accept the Soviet contention that it is not responsible. Who in the world will really believe that particular argument with the Soviet Union having thousands of its own personnel in the U.A.R., in an operational capacity? With the Soviet Union being the principal supplier of missile equipment, I don't think this particular Soviet argument will get very far.
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Background: The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco yesterday (Thursday October 15th) rejected denials by the Soviet Union that they were in any way responsible for any movement of missiles in the U.A.R. during the current cease-fire. In a television interview Mr. Sisco said that the Soviet Union had violated an agreement made between U.S. Secretary of State Rogers and Ambassador Dobrynin, the Soviet Ambassador in Washington.
In the interview, Mr. Sisco spoke about the American plan for peace in the Middle East: