The World: Sadat: Keeping Some Options Open

In a 90-minute interview with TIME's Cairo Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn last week, Egypt's President Anwar Sadat indicated his willingness —under certain conditions—to renew the mandate of the United Nations peace-keeping force for longer than three months and to consider allowing nonstrategic Israeli cargoes to transit the reopened Suez Canal. Excerpts:

ON THE U.N. PEACE-KEEPING FORCE. I had already agreed during my negotiations with Kissinger to extend the mandate of the United Nations force for one year instead of six months on condition that the disengagement agreement be fulfilled and the Israelis pull...

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