Sunday, December 25, 1994

Israeli-Syrian talks in Washington end without progress. Syria criticizes Israeli proposals for IDF observation points in Golan, reduction in Syrian army, large demilitarized zone on Syrian side of border as conditions for withdrawal. Israel says it will not commit to how far it withdraws fr. Golan until Syria normalizes relations. Sides agree to establish military working group to discuss security rather than have chiefs of staff attend talks. (SARR 12/25, 12/27 in FBIS 12/27; WT 12/26; Al-Ittihad 12/30 in FBIS 1/9; Ma'ariv 1/25 in FBIS 1/26) (see 12/2)