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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks / Lebanon #255097

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 1978
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(Studio) Apparent problem reached in Mideast peace talks in Washington, DC between Egyptians and Israelis reported Prime Min. Menahem Begin's calling of special cabinet meeting noted. Mtgs. of both delegations with President Carter mentioned. Comments of White House official about extent of disagreement stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details about cabinet meeting, apparently on problem that has come about as result of United States and Egyptian hopes to link present treaty negotiations to future of west bank and to Palestinian question, given. Begin's report to parliamentary committee that future problems will be dealt with by arbitration committee made up of representatives from ntns. acceptable to both ptys. outlined. Prospective roles of United States in Mideast reported.

(DC) President Carter's mtgs. with both Israeli and Egyptian delegations described. [Israeli foreign minister Moshe DAYAN - says there are problems and is now waiting for President to complete meeting with Egyptians to see if Carter was able to solve them.] Carter's reaction to Dayan's statement noted. [CARTER - says mtgs. imply no crisis, but are routine report to him.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) State Department correspondent's report that negotiators in Washington, DC remain confident of early end to treaty talks and initialing of treaty in Washington, DC next wk. noted. Further report that signing may take place in both Jerusalem and Cairo detailed. Reports from Arab foreign mins. meeting, taking place outside Beirut, Lebanon, concerning peace proposal for that country outlined. Contd. sniper attacks between Syrian and Christian positions reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Simon, Bob

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