Washington Hit with "One-Two Punch" in Mideast Admitting that his personal shuttle diplomacy had reached a dead end after encountering "irreconcilable differences" between Arab and Israeli leaders, Secretary of State Kissinger recently cautioned that "the world has entered "a moment of potentially grave danger" requiring full-scale international diplomacy. Kissinger avoided assessing blame for the collapse of the talks, though administration officials view Israel's tough stance as the principal roadblock in the negotiations. Though Kissinger views as "extremely unlikely" the possibility that the step-by-step bilateral tactic could ever be employed again in the Mideast, he has emphasized that the United States is "determined to continue the search for peace and justice in the Middle East." He has announced that the United States will seek the resumption of the multinational Geneva Conference in an effort to prevent renewed warfare.
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