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Geneva Peace Conference #24206

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1973
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(Studio) Israel and Arabs meet in Geneva, Switzerland, for 1st peace negotiations.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Geneva, Switzerland) [Soviet foreign minister Andrei GROMYKO - opens Geneva peace conf.] [Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - outlines Israeli and Arab terms for peace. Common goal of peace must be achieved.] [Israeli foreign min. Abba EBAN - states Israel can't withdraw to 1967 cease-fire line. Reasons given. Territorial compromise will be considered.] [Egyptian foreign minister Ismail FAHMY - charges Israel with threatening all Arab cntrys.] Hope for success of peace conference remains.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) Most of day taken up with procedure. United Nations Secretary Waldheim agrees to begin discussing pressing issues at tomorrow's session.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Geneva, Switzerland) Gromyko stands for Egyptian beliefs at conf. Egyptian priority remains Israeli withdrawal to `67 cease-fire lines. Fahmy to match Israel's propaganda plans exactly. Jordanians wield own power at conference Details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Geneva, Switzerland) Israel optimistic about conference Israel hopes private mtgs. with Arabs to be more fruitful.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Jennings, Peter;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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