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March 7, 1988 | Reuters
Vernon A. Walters, U.S. envoy to the United Nations, held talks with Tunisian President Zine Abidine ben Ali over the weekend and handed him a message from President Reagan supporting the policies of the new Tunisian government.
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June 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vernon A. Walters, a veteran Army officer and Cold War diplomat, is resigning as U.S. ambassador to Germany after two years in the post, it was announced in Washington. He created a stir a few months after arriving in Bonn by predicting imminent unity of the two Germanys, then saw the destruction of the Berlin Wall and, shortly after, reunification. Walters enlisted in the Army in 1941 and retired as a lieutenant general in July, 1976.
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May 8, 1985 | Associated Press
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10 to 0 Tuesday to recommend confirmation of Vernon A. Walters as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Walters, 68, has previously served as a three-star Army general, a negotiator at the Paris peace talks during the Vietnam War, an interpreter to Richard M. Nixon when he was vice president and as deputy director of the CIA.
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September 4, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Ambassador Vernon A. Walters declared Sunday that the current flight of East Germans to the West indicates that East and West Germany might be united in the near future. It marked the first time that a senior allied diplomat has spoken of the possibility of German reunification in the short term--rather than in the distant future.
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May 30, 1988
U.S. envoy Vernon A. Walters held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd in the Red Sea port city of Jidda on the ninth leg of a Middle East tour. Walters, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is visiting the region to exchange ideas on how to end the 7 1/2-year-old war between Iran and Iraq and other issues. The official Saudi Press Agency said he also met with Prince Saud al Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, for talks on "matters of mutual concern and the situation in the Middle East."
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June 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vernon A. Walters, a veteran Army officer and Cold War diplomat, is resigning as U.S. ambassador to Germany after two years in the post, it was announced in Washington. He created a stir a few months after arriving in Bonn by predicting imminent unity of the two Germanys, then saw the destruction of the Berlin Wall and, shortly after, reunification. Walters enlisted in the Army in 1941 and retired as a lieutenant general in July, 1976.
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July 3, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Vernon A. Walters, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that the Kremlin is cooperating in a new drive to obtain a cease-fire in the nearly seven-year-old war between Iran and Iraq. Walters said after consulting with senior officials of the Foreign Ministry that the plan is to get the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on Iran and Iraq to stop fighting. Under the U.N.
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May 1, 1985 | Associated Press
Vernon A. Walters, President Reagan's choice to become U.N. ambassador, said today that his first priority in his new job will be to pull apart regional alliances of nations that have opposed the United States on a broad range of international issues. Walters, a former three-star Army general and deputy director of the CIA, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is expected to recommend his confirmation without significant opposition.
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July 7, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
President Hafez Assad met on Monday with veteran U.S. envoy Vernon A. Walters, who arrived quietly in Damascus from Moscow for talks on U.S.-Syrian relations and other Mideast issues, a senior Syrian official said. Assad spokesman Jibran Kourieh said Foreign Minister Farouk Shareh also attended the talks, which focused on "Middle East developments and issues related to the Middle East as well as relations between Syria and the United States." Walters was accompanied by David Ransom, the U.S.
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July 8, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A special envoy of President Reagan left Damascus on Tuesday at the end of a three-day visit designed to improve relations between the United States and Syria after a lengthy diplomatic chill. The envoy, Vernon A. Walters, a Reagan Administration trouble-shooter and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, met twice with Syrian President Hafez Assad in the first high-level contact between the two governments in a year. Walters told reporters that he and Assad talked for several hours.
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December 15, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
In a surprising reversal of the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Wednesday that the United States is now ready for direct talks with the PLO because Chairman Yasser Arafat has eliminated earlier ambiguities and reservations from his renunciation of terrorism and his acknowledgement of Israel's right to exist.
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May 30, 1988
U.S. envoy Vernon A. Walters held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd in the Red Sea port city of Jidda on the ninth leg of a Middle East tour. Walters, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is visiting the region to exchange ideas on how to end the 7 1/2-year-old war between Iran and Iraq and other issues. The official Saudi Press Agency said he also met with Prince Saud al Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, for talks on "matters of mutual concern and the situation in the Middle East."
NEWS
March 7, 1988 | Reuters
Vernon A. Walters, U.S. envoy to the United Nations, held talks with Tunisian President Zine Abidine ben Ali over the weekend and handed him a message from President Reagan supporting the policies of the new Tunisian government.
NEWS
August 1, 1987
The outbreak of shootings on our freeways is only a progressive step in the violence which has been growing over the years. The cause of this rising antagonism between highway drivers is so clearly evident that even our law-enforcement agencies should be able to understand it.
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July 8, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A special envoy of President Reagan left Damascus on Tuesday at the end of a three-day visit designed to improve relations between the United States and Syria after a lengthy diplomatic chill. The envoy, Vernon A. Walters, a Reagan Administration trouble-shooter and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, met twice with Syrian President Hafez Assad in the first high-level contact between the two governments in a year. Walters told reporters that he and Assad talked for several hours.
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July 7, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
President Hafez Assad met on Monday with veteran U.S. envoy Vernon A. Walters, who arrived quietly in Damascus from Moscow for talks on U.S.-Syrian relations and other Mideast issues, a senior Syrian official said. Assad spokesman Jibran Kourieh said Foreign Minister Farouk Shareh also attended the talks, which focused on "Middle East developments and issues related to the Middle East as well as relations between Syria and the United States." Walters was accompanied by David Ransom, the U.S.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Ambassador Vernon A. Walters declared Sunday that the current flight of East Germans to the West indicates that East and West Germany might be united in the near future. It marked the first time that a senior allied diplomat has spoken of the possibility of German reunification in the short term--rather than in the distant future.
NEWS
December 15, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
In a surprising reversal of the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Wednesday that the United States is now ready for direct talks with the PLO because Chairman Yasser Arafat has eliminated earlier ambiguities and reservations from his renunciation of terrorism and his acknowledgement of Israel's right to exist.
NEWS
July 3, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Vernon A. Walters, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that the Kremlin is cooperating in a new drive to obtain a cease-fire in the nearly seven-year-old war between Iran and Iraq. Walters said after consulting with senior officials of the Foreign Ministry that the plan is to get the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on Iran and Iraq to stop fighting. Under the U.N.
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May 8, 1985 | Associated Press
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10 to 0 Tuesday to recommend confirmation of Vernon A. Walters as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Walters, 68, has previously served as a three-star Army general, a negotiator at the Paris peace talks during the Vietnam War, an interpreter to Richard M. Nixon when he was vice president and as deputy director of the CIA.
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