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Egypt, USSR / Communique / Geneva Peace Talks #238922

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1975
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(Studio) Egypt and USSR call for Geneva peace talks to be resumed as soon as possible. Joint communique issued by 2 cntrys. following Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko's mtgs. with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. No deadline for resuming Geneva talks set; indicates Sadat still receptive to Secretary State Henry Kissinger's step by step approach to peace with Israel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sinai) Sadat anxious to make agreement with Israel. Sadat prefers new agreement negotiations take place in United Nations buffer zone on Sinai. Israelis want assurances from Kissinger that Sadat ready to make political concessions before agreeing to meet in buffer zone. Israelis unwilling to pull forces back beyond Mitla and Giddi Passes without major political concessions. Feeling growing in Israeli government to go to big Arab-Israeli conference in Geneva and sidestep Kissinger's step by step plan.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom

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