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Middle East Crisis / Cease-Fire Observers / Europe #225950

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1973
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(Studio) Tension between United States and USSR eases United States military alert begins to end despite Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev's announcement with regard to Soviet cease-fire observers. Cairo, Egypt, reports 70 Russian observers already arrive. US reacts by sending own civilian observers to Mid. E.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Soviet observers in Mid. E. to oversee cease-fire, but details with regard to observers not outlined. Brezhnev attacks Israel for part in Mid. E. war cease-fire violations.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(DC) United States observers to Mid. E. not armed. United States concedes observers sent to Mid. E. to keep USSR from sending troops in to enforce cease-fire Mid. E. war jeopardizes US, USSR detente and United States relations with European allies. State Department spokesperson Robert McCloskey sharply criticizes Europe's total lack of support for US.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies upset. Claims United States never consulted them with regard to military alert.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray;
Kalb, Marvin

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