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Rabin / Washington, DC Trip / Middle East Peace #240403

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 1975
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Rabin arrives in Washington, DC for talks with President Ford and administration Rptdly., Rabin to ask United States to resume economy, military aid as price for Mid. E. peace negotiations. Secretary of State Henry Kisssinger indicates United States may be willing to go along with request.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Kissinger says United States determined to make effort to break diplomatic stalemate in Mid. E. [KISSINGER - says United States has always supported Israel's survival and security; United States would also like to maintain friendly relations with Arabs. Mid. E. peace may call for United States assurances to Israel.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Andrews AFB, MD) Later in day, Kissinger welcomes Rabin. [RABIN - believes Israel interested in moving toward peace and is ready to make every effort toward peace.] It's now known Israel began reducing troop strength mos. before last week's announcement. American and Egyptian officials knew all this.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report follows with regard to political pressures confronting Rabin as he talks with American officials.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Rabin's main worry: Israeli public opinion. Rabin's personal political standing improving. Rabin rptdly. ready to withdraw from key Sinai mount passes and give Egypt back Sinai oil fields; to accept Egyptian agreement to renew United Nations mandate of peace-keeping forces in Sinai for 3-5 years
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin

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