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Carter Trip / Poland / Mideast / Gierek #250161

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 30, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's Warsaw press conference remarks with regard to own earlier statement on Palestinian question and President Sadat's response to it noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Warsaw, Poland) [CARTER - greets reporters in English and Polish.] President's announcement that there's possibility he'll stop in Egypt for visit with Sadat noted. [CARTER - favors Palestinian entity, but own preference is that it be tied in with Jordan, not be independent nation Says he has relayed this to Arab leaders several times and to Sadat on Washington, DC visit. Will accept any agreement reached by Israel and Arabs.] Details of Carter's talks with Polish leader Gierek noted. President's activities of day include visits to monument commemorating Russo-Polish war of 1920, monument symbolizing Warsaw's last uprising against Nazis, and Warsaw ghetto memorial to Jews killed by Nazis; speech to parliament also noted. Gierek's television talk with American reporters and private interviews with networks cited. [GIEREK - (thru translator) cites reasons Poland's relations with USSR won't change.] Carter's next stop is in Iran, where he'll meet with Shah and Jordan's King Hussein.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Details of Carter press conference and his promise to answer in writing questions from barred dissident reporters given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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