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Mid. East #249287

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1977
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(Studio) Optimism with regard to Arab-Israeli Geneva peace talks reported President Carter addresses United Nations in New York City.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) United States and Israeli representatives talk 6 hrs. Carter assures Moshe Dayan that United States-USSR joint statement of last week won't be prerequisite for convening Geneva conference Carter backs away from United States-USSR statement. New strategies planned with regard to United States proposal to invite Arabs, include Palestinians not known as members of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) to Geneva in 1 delegation. Israeli's okay that proposal but still refuse to negotiate with PLO. Carter talks with Jordanian foreign minister Hasan Ibrahim. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance talked with Syrian foreign minister Abdel Khaddam, who rejected proposals as not meeting PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) demands. Diplomatic efforts interpreted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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