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Mideast / Arab Summit / Rogers / USSR / Special #201756

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1969
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(Studio) Arab summit conference hit by walkout and boycott. Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser leaves after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait refuse to pledge more troops and money to fight against struggle. He returns to p.m. session, which is boycotted by Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, who have hard line against Israel. Secretary of State William Rogers comments on Israeli rejection of US peace plan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Rogers says United States not appeasing Arabs; United States has role in Mideast and spells out United States policy. [Secretary ROGERS - says ptys. have to work out own settlement. United States to try to move them forward. North Vietnam infiltration down from last year by 60%. United States objective in Vietnam is for South Vietnam to determine own future. Vietnamization working.] Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin rejects United States peace plan for Israel and Egypt. Not same plan that disapptd. Israel.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) CBS to present report on talk with Rogers and Eric Sevareid.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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