Saturday, January 7, 1995

Syrian FM al-Shara` leaves Tehran for Riyad to deliver King Fahd message fr. Pres. al-Asad; says trip's aim is to improve Gulf-Iranian relations. (MM 1/11) (see 12/30, 1/4, 1/6)

PA Transportation M `Abd al-`Aziz al-Haj Ahmad says Palestinian-Israeli Supreme Liaison Comm. has agreed to allow vehicles with Palestinian license plates to enter Israel as of 1/8, provided individuals have permission to cross Green Line. (VOP 1/7 in FBIS 1/10)

Likud leaders accuse PM Rabin of fraud in 1992 elections after book by PLO negotiator Mahmoud 'Abbas is released, claiming Rabin asked PLO to stall peace talks so Labor would win election; in return Labor would legalize, enter talks with PLO. Rabin, 'Abbas deny charge, say 'Abbas's aide wrote book for him. (WP, WT 1/8; ITV, QY 1/7, VOP 1/8 in FBIS 1/9; MM 1/9; QY 1/8, ITV 1/9 in FBIS 1/10; JP 1/14, 1/21)