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Mideast / Vance / Hussein / Israeli Cautions #249844

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1977
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(Studio) Secretary Vance's mtgs. in Mideast, with regard to upcoming Cairo conf., noted. Failure to persuade King Hussein of Jordan to send delegates and message from Syria that he won't be welcome if he carries message from Israel to pres. Assad noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Amman, Jordan) Report on talks between Vance and Hussein. [HUSSEIN - believes answer really lies with willingness of Israel to make contributions toward peace.] Reports that Jordan will later join negotiations, but no change in plans with regard to Cairo conference noted. [HUSSEIN - says this doesn't mean that Jordan won't participate later, possibly at Geneva.] King's actions in leaving options open to support Sadat initiatives later and continued relations with Syria noted. REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Cautions of Israeli officials to own cntrymen. with regard to expecting too much from Cairo conference reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Mood in Jerusalem in last few weeks described. [For. min. Moshe DAYAN - notes Egypt doesn't want to negotiate separate peace and that there's question with regard to details of talks in Cairo, since others won't join in. ] Question with regard to Israel's offering to Sadat in return for trip to Jerusalem noted. [DAYAN - says it's not case of giving gifts to ea. other, but of settlement on all fronts.] Dayan's remarks on Begin government's willingness to discuss partition of west bank cited.

(Studio) Vatican announcement of intention to send Mideast specialist Bishop Francisco Monterisi as observer at Cairo noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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