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Middle E. / Peace Talks / Sadat Interview #213148

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 1971
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(Studio) United Nations Middle E. peace talks mediator Gunnar Jarring on way to Jerusalem-. Israel. Israel complains of Egyptian air reconnaissance missions over Israeli occupied Sinai Desert. In interview President Sadat stressed importance of Sinai territory to Egypt.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Cairo, Egypt) Is cease fire extension contingent on Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories? [SADAT - Yes, will give opportunity to convince Egyptian people.] Who must be convinced? [SADAT - must understand psychology of people. Egypt defeated in eyes of US; that view improper. Will not be treated as defeated nation.] If compromise would achieve peace, what would you give up?. [SADAT - Israel occupies Arab territories. Israel can give concessions, Egypt cannot, will not.] What peace keeping measures suggest, accept? [SADAT - observer teams, military forces of 4 powers on both sides.] Measures discussed with 4 powers? [SADAT - being discussed with Britain and France now. USSR agreed. United States a question mark. Can understand United States backing Israel, but not backing Israel occupation of Arab land.] Relations better if Nixon had attended Nassar funeral? [SADAT - would have made wonderful impression; question remains as to what United States wants. United States complains of Soviet presence; Soviets stay because helped Egypt through black hrs.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) More of interview tomorrow.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

Collingwood, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter

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