WASHINGTON — Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres met in Washington with Soviet Ambassador Yuri Dubynin to discuss possible Kremlin participation in a Middle East peace conference, an Israeli official said today.
The late night meeting Sunday was held at the request of the Soviet envoy shortly after Peres met for 90 minutes with Secretary of State George P. Shultz.
Shultz and Peres both stressed in speeches to pro-Israel lobbyists Sunday that the Soviets would not be allowed a role in an international Middle East peace conference unless they renewed ties with Israel, which they cut in 1967. (Story, Page 6.)
Met in Apartment
The Peres-Dubynin meeting took place at the Washington apartment of U.S. Jewish leader Edgar Bronfman, and Dubynin gave Peres a bottle of Russian vodka, said the Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.