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Middle E. / Peace Talks / Sadat Interview #213168

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 08, 1971
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(Studio) United Nations mediator Gunnar Jarring meets Israeli officials in Jerusalem. Israel wants negotiations closer to Middle E., unlimited cease-fire. President Sadat of Egypt agrees to unlimited cease-fire only if Israel withdraws from occupied territory.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Cairo, Egypt) Possible Middle E. war could resume without involving US, USSR ? [SADAT - says not concerned about global political implications.] Doesn't USSR guarantee that won't let Egypt be defeated and similar assumption about United States and Israel necessitate big power confrontation? [SADAT - not counting on USSR guarantee, but Egyptian people.] Is there a USSR guarantee? [SADAT - USSR and Egypt like relationship of 2 friends; US and Israel not like that. Israel fighting for United States interests. Egypt fighting for own interests.] Soviet aircraft, pilots in fighting? [SADAT - Russian advisors training Egyptian pilots, but not fighting.] World concerned about Middle E. becoming another WW. [SADAT - only Soviet advisors in Egypt; not asking USSR for military support. Intend to fight own battle.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Violent Middle E. incident detailed,
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

Collingwood, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter

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