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Mideast / Sadat Breaks Arab Ties / Tripoli Conference / Vance Trip / Begin #250199

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1977
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(Studio) Egyptian President Sadat's break of diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Iraq, 5. Yemen and Algeria, which have all criticized his peace initiatives.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Report on situation in Cairo. Roundup and deportation of PLO and other Palestinian group leaders from Egypt noted.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Sadat's action follows hard-liners' Tripoli conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tripoli, Libya) Report on Tripoli conf., which Iraq drops out of because of feeling that declaration from group doesn't go far enough. Conflict between Syria and Iraq noted. Details of final declaration, signed by PLO, Syria, Libya, South Yemen and Algeria, given. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - responds to question with regard to group's action against Egypt.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) State Department announcement of trip to Mideast by Secretary Vance later in wk. noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department position on Sadat's break with Arab ntns. and details of Vance's trip reported [Spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - says this isn't negotiating trip, but one in which to get views of other ptys. re: recent dvts. and future.] Undersecretary Philip Habib's mission to Moscow to talk about situation, Geneva conference and Vance's trip with USSR leaders noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report on reaction of Israeli Prime Min. Begin, in London on official visit. Film shown. [BEGIN - thinks it's regrettable as Israel wants comprehensive settlement with all neighbors.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Sheahan, John;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:06:10

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