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Oil / Middle E. Conflict #229828

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 1973
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(Studio) Middle E. conflict conts. Pressure grows in United States to keep Arab oil supplies open. Existing energy shortage makes Arab oil vital to US.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(State Department) Mobil Oil ad calling for peace settlement in Middle E. read. Standard Oil Company of California suggests United States should reconsider allegiance in Middle E. conflict. Saudi Arabia warns United States oil needs may not be met if US keeps policy with Israel. Arabia contains largest oil reserve in world. US unwilling to yield to oil blackmail. Israel support firm. [Assistant Secretary of State Joseph SISCO - says United States has economy, political interests in all of Middle E.] Israel gently nudged by United States to make further Middle E. settlement effort.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb {Israeli television interview with Sisco}

Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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