CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford's 2-day meeting with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Salzburg over. In Jerusalem, Israeli Premier Yitzhkak Rabin announces Israeli troop and weapon pullback along Suez Canal front. Sadat grants CBS satellite interview. [Walter Cronkite in NYC; Sadat in Salzburg, Austria.] Sadat questioned about meeting with President Ford. [SADAT - says he and President Ford surveyed whole Mid. E. situation; feels at ease following discussion with Mr. Ford.] Questioned about US, Egyptian relations now that Mr. Nixon out of office. [SADAT - knows Kissinger has done his best in Mid. E. situation. After meeting President Ford, believes new era in US, Egyptian relations beginning.] Asked about Rabin's announcement of partial pullback from Sinai. [SADAT - considers announcement very encouraging.] Questioned about possible recriprocal action to show good faith. [SADAT - says conduct of Israel would depend on Israeli cargo going through Suez Canal.] Questioned about USSR supplying atomic nuclear plant to Libya. [SADAT - expresses no surprise, considering events since Kosygin's last visit to Libya. Agreement amazing because of Soviet leaders' opinions of Libya's Kadhafi.] Israeli pullback timed to coincide with Israel militarily.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Jerusalem, Israel) Pullback to leave only token forces between canal and Mitla and Giddi passes. [RABIN - says efforts to continue to achieve further agreement between Israel and Egypt. Israel ready to cooperate.] Most Israelis didn't expect thinning of forces to be as large in number as announced.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton