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(,S) Israeli Prime Min. Itzhak Rabin says USSR ships unloading arms at Syrian port. Reports of mobilization of Israeli military units leak out. Secretary State Henry Kissinger discusses Mid. E.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(White House) Kissinger meant to discuss Ford's upcoming trip to Far E.,, but ends up responding to Mid. E. questions, [KISSINGER - urges all Mid. E. cntrys, and major powers to practice constraint with regard to Mid. E. situation,] President and Defense Secretary James Schlesinger meet to discuss contingency plans if war erupts in Mid. E. while Ford in Far E. [KISSINGER - doesn't believe USSR encouraging military action in Mid. E.] Kissinger worried, but tries to head off excessive speculation and alarm.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Kalb, Marvin
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