DIPLOMACY: Frank Talk and Ambiguity

With a scrutable smile of confidence and a quip of the lip—"I only visit friendly capitals," he told a welcoming wag who asked him why he did not stay longer in Washington—Henry Kissinger returned last week from a ten-day 18,400-mile tour of the Middle East and Europe. The Secretary of State assured President Ford and members of Congress that he had created the momentum necessary to break an impasse in the disengagement negotiations between Egypt and Israel. The test will come in two weeks when he returns to Cairo and Jerusalem for a further round of more exacting shuttle...

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