WEST GERMANY: Talking Quietly

A Bonn-P.L.O. dialogue

The Palestine Liberation Organization has been responsible for considerable terrorism in West Germany and thus should be high on Bonn's enemies list. But for some time, West German officials have been conferring secretly with the P.L.O. on ways to curb political violence.

Last August Libya's radical leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, visited Wiesbaden for treatment of liver and kidney ailments. There he got a phone call from West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who asked that Libya join other countries which have pledged not to give refuge to West German terrorists. Gaddafi not only agreed, but said he would...

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