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Mideast / Halted Talks / Vance-Sadat Meeting #254727

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 20, 1978
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(Studio) Statements from both Israel and Egypt, as Secretary of State Vance fails to get resumption of Pol. talks, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Details of Sadat's rejection of Vance efforts to get Egyptians back to Jerusalem conference given. Sadat's remarks on Israel and continued need for peace stated. [SADAT - says door to Peace not closed, but reevaluation needed. Describes Begin's attitude to situation.] Sadat's upcoming speech to Parliament and secrecy surrounding contents noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Speculations that Sadat will offer to resign in Parliamentary speech, in attempt to get vote of confidence from legislature and therefore greater mandate for negotiations, mentioned. President Carter's statement on Mideast situation made during flight to Atlanta noted; film shown. [CARTER - thinks situation very serious; notes time Vance has spent in talks with Sadat and Begin.] Begin's statement with regard to Israeli participation in Cairo military conference cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard

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