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(Studio) Arab forces in Middle East doing new diplomatic maneuvering.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Report on situation at present. Arabs have begun to discuss taking harder policy with regard to American in order to force Carter to take even-handed policy; way being lead by Egypt. Mtg. of Egypt foreign minister Ismail Fahmy and USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko noted. Egypt newspaper "Al-Ahram" tells all to think of ways to use oil as weapon. OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) expected to raise prices next month Egypt says Israel gets more than Egypt in financial aid; details noted. Arab tough policy designed to find out Carter's real attitude with regard to Middle East.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Kalb, Marvin
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