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Armacost Postpones Trip to Israel, Gulf

February 10, 1988|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Undersecretary of State Michael H. Armacost is postponing a trip to Israel and the Persian Gulf to help make preparations for the next round of U.S.-Soviet talks, State Department spokesman Charles Redman said Tuesday.

The trip, announced last Thursday, was to take Armacost next week to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

"His trip to the gulf region reaffirms our friendly relationship" with the countries in the region and "our continuing commitment to press for effective diplomatic action to end the Iran-Iraq War," Redman said at the time.

The spokesman cited "the press of business," especially Secretary of State George P. Shultz's talks Feb. 21-23 with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze in Moscow, for the change in plans.

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