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Kissinger / Middle East Diplomatic Failure #239173

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1975
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(Studio) Following Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's failure to negotiate 2nd Sinai disengagement agreement between Israel and Egypt, President Ford calls for complete reexamination of Mid. E. foreign policy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Kissinger and Ford meet with congress leaders to discuss Mid. E. diplomatic failure. [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - says congress leaders fully support Kissinger's efforts in Mid. E.] Mansfield and Senator Hugh Scott sponsor Senator resolution praising Kissinger and containing implied threat to Israel. Later, Kissinger briefs Senate Foreign Relations Committee [KISSINGER - says United States remains committed to bringing about just and lasting peace for Mid. E.] Kissinger believes Geneva conference to reconvene quickly now; deadlock assured. Kissinger predicts increase in violence, terrorism and even a new war within year
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Israeli parliament gives overwhelming vote of confidence to Prime Min. Itzhak Rabin's government; blames Egypt for breakdown in peace talks. Egyptian government blames Israel for failure and warns of possible new fighting in Mid. E.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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