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Middle East / Diplomatic Talks / Washington, DC #226039

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 31, 1973
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(Studio) United States ends military alert; diplomatic talks begin in earnest to end Mid. E. conflict. After night meeting with Soviet ambassador Dobrynin, President and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger meet with Egyptian envoy Ismail Fahmy. During meeting, Israeli Prime Min. Golda Meir flies to Washington, DC to meet with President Thursday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Mrs. Meir holds short news conference on arrival in US. [Mrs. MEIR - meets with Nixon to seek clarification on some points and solve problems.] Mrs. Meir worried over flowering friendship between Egypt and DC. [KISSINGER - believes progress in Mid. E. imminent despite problems with peace negotiations.] Kissinger to visit Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, and Pakistan on way to China. Visit to Mid. E. to help solve Mid. E. situation. United States may arrange meeting between Fahmy and Golda Meir, but no official word released.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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