Saturday, April 25, 1998

In Jerusalem, U.S. special envoy Ross, Asst. Secy. of State Indyk meet with PM Netanyahu to discuss upcoming London mtgs. (NYT 4/26; ITV 4/26 in WNC 4/27; MM, NYT 4/27)

Syrian VP Khaddam, FM Shara` arrive in Tehran for 2-day visit, briefs Iranian VP Hassan Habibi, FM Kharrazi on Israel's s. Lebanon withdrawal proposal. (IRNA 4/25 in WNC 4/28; SATN 4/25; IRNA 4/26 in WNC 4/30; MM 4/27)

Iran's Majles speaker Ali Akbar Nateq-Nuri arrives in Oman for talks on expanding diplomatic relations, trade ties. (IRNA 4/25, 4/26 in WNC 4/30; IRNA 4/30 in WNC 5/1)

Russia informs Israel that it has arrested 4 Tajiks caught in the act of smuggling 22 tons of nuclear missile parts fr. Russia to Iran. (YA 4/26 in WNC 4/30)

A New York Times poll released today finds that if Israel seemed in danger of being defeated by Arab armies, 22% of Americans would favor sending troops, 24% would favor sending arms, 44% would want to stay out of the fighting. (NYT 4/26)

In s. Lebanon, 3 children are wounded by IDF shelling. (RL 4/25 in WNC 4/30)