TIME INTERVIEW: I HAVE LEARNED A LOT

President Jimmy Carter discussed his foreign policy with TIME Managing Editor Henry Grunwald, Washington Bureau Chief Hugh Sidey, White House Correspondent Stanley Cloud, Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott and State Department Correspondent Chris Ogden. Excerpts from the interview:

Q.. The principles you have enunciated for a Middle East settlement are clearly not accepted by Israel. Why, then, do we press so hard for a Geneva conference? Isn't it very likely that, if it convenes, it will break down?

A. That is certainly always a likelihood. It would be a mistake to assume that...

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