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Mideast / Military Talks / Sadat Carter Meeting / Algiers Meeting #254902

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 31, 1978
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(Studio) Resumption of Mideast military talks in Cairo noted. President Sadat's listing of differences in basic principles of 2 sides reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) President Sadat's meeting with group of American Christians and Jews who Praise his peace initiative noted. Sadat's upcoming meeting with President Carter mentioned and details given with regard to topics to be discussed, include question of self-determination for Palestinians. [SADAT - says way must be found to include term "self-determination", in agreement, otherwise whole thing will collapse.] Troubles in United States mediation efforts between Israel and Egypt outlined. Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman's return to Cairo for military talks, while political talks remain halted, stated. Weizman's attitude upon arrival contrasted to that of Egyptian defense minister General Abdel Ghany Gamasy. [GAMASY - has no statement to make.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Mtg. of foreign mins. from hard-line Arab ntns. of Syria, Libya, South Yemen and Algeria and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) representative in Algiers reported Film shown. Length of Sadat's trip to United States noted, as well as Israeli foreign minister Dayan's expected arrival in United States for speaking tour on day before Sadat's departure; no plans for them to meet yet reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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