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Mideast / Cairo Conference / United States Reaction #249655

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(Studio) Acceptances of Israel, formally, and US, unofficially, to Egyptian President Sadat's invitation to Cairo Mideast conference noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Unofficial details of United States acceptance and plans for delegation to be headed by undersecretary Philip Habib or assistant secretary Alfred Atherton or both, given. State Department's response to questions on its control over Mideast dvts. and congress criticism for its not making strong supportive statement for Sadat also noted. [Spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - states department position with regard to strong statements from US.] Mtg. of USSR Ambassador Dobrynin and Soviet delegation with Secretary Vance, importance of USSR stand on latest dvts. and their apparent indecisiveness at present cited. [Politburo mbr. Mikhail SOLOMENSTIEV - (thru translator) is hard to say if Cairo conf. will be beneficial or not.] United States announcement of decision on going to Cairo expected in next 2 days.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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