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December 11, 1989 | ART PINE and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Soviet Union appears to be prepared to co-sponsor a new U.S. attempt to overturn a 1975 U.N. resolution that equated Zionism with racism, senior Bush Administration officials said Sunday. The move, while mostly symbolic in its impact, would be a conspicuous example of U.S.-Soviet diplomatic cooperation and a major step toward resumption of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Israel.
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November 5, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Russia the conciliator." The phrase was originally suggested by an adviser to one of the Arab delegations at the Middle East peace conference here last week, and Vladimir Lukin, a member of the Soviet delegation, was clearly savoring it. "It's a new role for us, but a good one," said Lukin, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation's Parliament.
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August 16, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alarmed by military activity in the Persian Gulf, the Soviet Union has dispatched a high-level envoy in an attempt to ease the situation, a Foreign Ministry spokesman announced Wednesday. Mikhail Sytenko, a former U.N. undersecretary general, left Moscow on Tuesday "to stop the escalation of tensions in the region and stop tensions caused by the Iraqi aggression against Kuwait," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yuri A. Gremitskikh told reporters.
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October 31, 1991 | The following are excerpts from speeches made by President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev at the Middle East peace conference Wednesday
On Summit's Purpose "Our objective must be clear and straightforward. . . . We seek peace, real peace. And by real peace I mean treaties. Security. Diplomatic relations. Economic relations. Trade. Investment. Cultural exchange. Even tourism." On End to Combat "What we seek is a Middle East where vast resources are no longer devoted to armaments. A Middle East where young people no longer have to dedicate and, all too often, give their lives to combat.
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November 1, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday rebuffed Soviet proposals for a meeting of Arab leaders to resolve the Persian Gulf crisis and warned that the situation in the gulf "could explode at any time." As three key Arab foreign ministers met in Saudi Arabia to discuss the crisis, the Egyptian president downplayed Soviet President Mikhail S.
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August 20, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Bush Administration officials insist that it is too early to make a final judgment, the coup in the Soviet Union seems to have dashed hopes for an early Arab-Israeli peace conference, Middle East experts said Monday. The Soviet Union had been scheduled to serve as co-host with the United States for a conference in October that U.S. officials envisioned as the forum for an unprecedented series of face-to-face negotiations between Israel and its Arab adversaries.
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February 20, 1991 | JAMES FLANIGAN
What's the Soviet Union up to with its peace plan for the Persian Gulf? One big consideration may be money, the fading superpower's need for massive financing in this decade to reform and develop its economy. In a sense, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is trying to reaffirm his country's superpower status to lift its credit rating. To be sure, money gets little mention in the hopes and suspicions aroused by Gorbachev's plan for an Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait.
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July 30, 1991 | JACK NELSON and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The prospect of an unprecedented joint U.S.-Soviet peace mission to the Middle East was raised by Kremlin officials Monday as President Bush arrived here for a two-day summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh, declaring that "I think the time is right" for a Mideast peace conference, suggested that he and Secretary of State James A.
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May 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh heads for the Middle East today with a peace initiative and also, most likely, keen hopes of restoring diplomatic relations with Israel after nearly a quarter-century break. "The purpose of the visit is to attempt to launch the process of a Middle East settlement," said his spokesman, Vitaly I. Churkin. "We think that will be the main topic of his visits to Middle East countries, including Israel."
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May 11, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh, in a historic visit to Israel, said Friday that the prospects for peace in the Middle East are "quite substantial" and indicated that Moscow would not attempt to pressure Israel by limiting the emigration of Soviet Jews.
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September 27, 1991 | Reuters
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in Moscow on Thursday for talks expected to cover a proposed Middle East peace conference.
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September 10, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, bidding to preserve the Soviet Union's international influence, is sending his principal foreign policy adviser to the Middle East today to assure Arab leaders that Moscow will cooperate with the United States in convening the proposed peace conference for the region. Yevgeny M.
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August 20, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Bush Administration officials insist that it is too early to make a final judgment, the coup in the Soviet Union seems to have dashed hopes for an early Arab-Israeli peace conference, Middle East experts said Monday. The Soviet Union had been scheduled to serve as co-host with the United States for a conference in October that U.S. officials envisioned as the forum for an unprecedented series of face-to-face negotiations between Israel and its Arab adversaries.
NEWS
August 10, 1991
The Soviet Union plans to renew full diplomatic ties with Israel in September, Israel's state-run television said. It said an announcement to that effect will be made at the U.N. General Assembly session in New York, where the Soviet foreign minister, Alexander A. Bessmertnykh, is scheduled to meet with his Israeli counterpart, David Levy. The Soviet Union cut diplomatic relations with Israel after the 1967 Middle East War, in which Israel captured land from Moscow's Arab allies.
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July 30, 1991 | JACK NELSON and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The prospect of an unprecedented joint U.S.-Soviet peace mission to the Middle East was raised by Kremlin officials Monday as President Bush arrived here for a two-day summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh, declaring that "I think the time is right" for a Mideast peace conference, suggested that he and Secretary of State James A.
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June 2, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III on Saturday gave Syria a new U.S. proposal for the shape of an Arab-Israeli peace conference, marking a new attempt by the Bush Administration to revive its stalled Middle East peace initiative. Baker handed a letter from President Bush to Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Shareh and asked him to carry the message to Syrian President Hafez Assad.
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June 24, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration, in a sharp break with a longstanding American policy of trying to minimize Soviet influence in the Middle East, is urging Moscow to help mediate the Arab-Israeli conflict, a step that could require the Soviets to make the same sort of controversial choices that the United States frequently has had to make in recent years. Frustrated Administration officials maintain that Soviet leader Mikhail S.
NEWS
February 22, 1988 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and a Palestinian leader declared on U.S. television talk shows Sunday their willingness to negotiate peace through an international conference but clung at least partly to the positions that have blocked agreement in the past.
NEWS
May 11, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh, in a historic visit to Israel, said Friday that the prospects for peace in the Middle East are "quite substantial" and indicated that Moscow would not attempt to pressure Israel by limiting the emigration of Soviet Jews.
NEWS
May 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh heads for the Middle East today with a peace initiative and also, most likely, keen hopes of restoring diplomatic relations with Israel after nearly a quarter-century break. "The purpose of the visit is to attempt to launch the process of a Middle East settlement," said his spokesman, Vitaly I. Churkin. "We think that will be the main topic of his visits to Middle East countries, including Israel."
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