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Middle East / Geneva Peace Conference #24191

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1973
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(Studio) Delegations for United States, USSR , Egypt, Israel, Jordan and United Nations to begin 1st formal talks in 25 years
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Geneva, Switzerland) Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban and General Yariv to represent Israel at talks. Israel most concerned over prisoners of war issue. Other topics impt. to Israel reviewed.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Geneva, Switzerland) Effect of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's last visit in Mid. E. unknown. Syria remains adamant with regard to participation in conf. Egypt's desires for peace conference reviewed. [Jordan's King HUSSEIN - hopes any peace found to be acceptable to all participating in conf.] Saudi Arabia's King Faisal won't attend conf., but his weight to be felt

Seamans, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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