SCENARIO OF PRESENTATION
- Come to inform about the results of the work in the back channel
sponsored by Norway.
- Remind W.C.[Warren Christopher] about our conversation in
Washington on May 28th and the encouragement and support he
expressed on that occasion.
- Reemphasize the intention of injection substantive results into
the Washington conference. We now have such results about which
we went to inform our American friends and to discuss the
modalities for how to inject them into the Washington conference.
- Describe the work in the cannel: Direct talks between Israelis
and PLO representatives. As progress was made the Israeli
participants was elevated – 13 round of negotiations in Norway.
- Secrecy maintained with no serious leaks. Breakthrough
accomplished in the wake of W.C’s mission to the Middle East. –
A DOP was initialled in secrecy in Oslo on August 20th.
- We want to share the DOP with our American friends to learn of
their reaction and discuss the modalities for how to inject it
into the Washington conference.
- The initialled DOP is not an approved document. We want to have
it signed at the Washington conference.
- Several opinions may be envisaged for how to inject the DOP into
the Washington Conference. Norway could submit it formally to
the Palestinians, to Israel, the United States and Russia
informing the addresses that it has been produced through direct
negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Another option
would be for the Norwegians to submit it to the Americans to
present it to the Washington Conference. A third option could be
for the Norwegians to present it to the Washington conference at
the request of parties which produced it.
- We should emphasize the urgency here. Til now we have managed to
preserve secrecy. However, we cannot expect the success to
continue forever. In fact, there are numerous signs that the
story will break very soon. Both parties have to inform their
key people and as the circle of those who are in the know
broadens, the chances for leaks increase.
- We have to handle therefore also the issue of public
presentation and we should like to discuss this with you.
- Both of us should like to speak to W.C. under four eyes about
certain sensitive aspects.