The World: Mission to the Middle East

WE believe there is an exceptional opportunity that must not be missed," said Secretary of State William Rogers in Washington last week. "The climate will never be better." With these words, Rogers announced that in early May he will make his first official visit to the Middle East, traveling to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The State Department insisted that Rogers' visit would not commit U.S. prestige to the intricate task of finding acceptable solutions. Even so, the presence of a Secretary of State in the Middle East for the first time...

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