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5 PRESIDENTS URGE END TO FIGHTING IN CENTRAL AMERICA

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Ending a testy summit, five Central American presidents Tuesday called for the demobilization of El Salvador's leftist guerrillas along with the U.S.-backed Nicaraguan Contra rebels.

"This is a blow against those who want war," President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua said.The presidents said the United Nations should play a key role, arranging more direct U.S. and Soviet roles in regional peace efforts and overseeing the demobilization of the Salvadoran and Contra rebels.

In a communique issued at the end of the two-day gathering, the presidents urged the Salvadoran insurgents to cease all operations that endanger civilians and to join the peaceful political process.

The agreement expressed support for El Salvador's rightist government as a government "born out of a democratic and pluralistic process."

It condemned "armed activities and terrorism by irregular forces in the region" and said the leftist guerrillas should resume talks with the government.

At the White House, Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said the administration had not yet analyzed all of the parts of the communique, but that generally, "We have concerns about it."

"We're certainly skeptical. We remain to be convinced," he said, citing evidence that Nicaragua is unwilling to live up to its commitments about democratic reforms.

Fitzwater said the fact that Nicaragua agreed not to support the Marxist rebels in El Salvador was "encouraging."