Saturday, May 3, 1997

Arafat calls on Pres. Clinton, other countries to intervene to save the peace process in light of Israel's "malicious" settlement of Jerusalem, the West Bank. (WT 5/4)

2d strategic dialogue btwn. Israel, Turkey opens in Israel, will last until 5/6. Delegations discuss deepening defense, military relations. (IGPO 5/4 in WNC 5/6; MM 5/6; VIRI 5/6, RMC 5/7 in WNC 5/8; Milliyet [Istanbul] 5/7 in WNC 5/13; MM 5/8; MEI 5/16)

In Amman, Jordan, Iran open talks on expanding, advancing trade relations. (JT 5/4 in WNC 5/6)