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Egypt and USSR #21525

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1972
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(Studio) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat tells Soviet Union to withdraw its 20,000 advisers and technicians from his country. Says Egyptians will operate complex missile systems and other military installations set up by Russians there.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(State Department) United States officials surprised at move. There has been no letup in Soviet military aid to Egypt, nor is any unusual friction apparent. Possible motives noted. Egyptian press says nation can follow an independent course. Cairo situation with neither war nor peace creates tension. Internal struggle within Egyptian government reported Spy network said uncovered.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) Secretary of State Rogers says it's an internal problem. Egypt's debt to Russia is now $7 billion, value of all Arab land in Egypt.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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