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Middle East Talks / Syria #226750

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 18, 1973
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(Studio) Syria intends to boycott Friday's Mid. E. peace talks in Geneva.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Madrid, Spain) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives in Spain under extremely heavy guard. Kissinger later meets with Spain's dictator Franco. Kissinger concerned with salvaging Mid. E. peace conference Egypt, Israel and Jordan still plan to attend conference Kissinger and USSR 's Andrei Gromyko to serve as co-chairperson for peace conference
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Arab sources believe Egypt may be more reluctant to make decisions at conference for fear of offending Syria.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) American military sources think Syria murdered Israeli POWs. For this reason, Syria won't attend peace conference
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob

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