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Middle East Peace Conference / Geneva #226812

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1973
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(Studio) Arabs and Israelis meet in Geneva, Switzerland, to open Mid. E. peace conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Geneva, Switzerland) Congress opening delayed over seating squabble. UN Secretary Waldheim opens conference USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko states Israel must withdraw to `67 cease-fire line; Egyptian foreign minister Ismail Fahmy echoes Gromyko's words. [Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - states peace conference must be dedicated to peace, not propaganda.] [Israeli foreign minister Abba EBAN - flatly refuses to withdraw to `67 cease-fire line. Says Israel has proposed peace negotiations since 1949.] [Egyptian foreign minister FAHMY - charges Israel with propaganda.]
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Studio) Historic summit meeting conts. tomorrow. While negotiations begin in Geneva, Egypt reports sporadic fighting with Israel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Collingwood, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter

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