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Mideast / Sinai Accords #247886

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 1976
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(Studio) Israeli defense minister Shimon Peres says Egypt has removed 3 battalions of soldiers recently sent into zone eastern of Suez Canal. Egypt-Israeli Sinai accord now 1 year old.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli officials pleased with agreement, said to have split up Egypt-USSR relations and Egypt-Syria relations United States observers in buffer zone have been good move. Agreement has not led to further steps to peace. Anwar Sadat caution cited with regard to further unilateral deals with Israel. Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, due to Lebanon civil war, may not be able to make similar Israeli deal.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Cairo, Egypt) Agreement has reduced Egypt-Israel tensions. Suez Canal use cited. United States Campaign `76 said to have stalled further peace efforts. But Egypt content to wait for further United States-sponsored peace moves. Peace prevails on former battlefront. Abu Rudeis oil fields' role noted. Egypt-Libya war may now be more likely than Egypt-Israel war.
REPORTER: John Sheahan (File film shown)

Fenton, Tom;
Mudd, Roger;
Sheahan, John

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