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Mideast Developments #255152

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 02, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's invitation to Egypt and Israel to begin peace treaty negotiations in Washington, DC reported Israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan said to be Israel's representative, with no word from Egypt. President Anwar Sadat's address to Egyptian parliament in Cairo stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Details of Sadat's speech given; his comments on King Hussein of Jordan, Palestinians and possibility of Syrians achieving Israeli settlements withdrawal from Golan Heights if they join talks noted. Incident in parliament with minority party dissenter on Camp David agreements described. Sadat's announcement that he has invited Carter to Egypt for treaty signing ceremony stated; later revelation to reporter Mike Lee that Carter has accepted, mentioned. [SADAT - has invited Carter and United States President has accepted.] Sadat's attitude toward and plans for future involvement of Carter in peace process reported.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(Studio) White House Press Secretary Jody Powell's remarks about Carter's reported acceptance of Sadat's invitation given. Questions about outlook for future made to reporters in Cairo, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Knesset's decision to withdraw Sinai settlements recalled. Remaining issues in treaty listed: line between El Arish and Ras Muhammad to which Israelis will withdraw; future of American monitoring station in Sinai; future of United Nations buffer zone; and decisions about Israeli airfields in Sinai and building of others in Negev desert. Expected problems about west bank outlined.

(Cairo, Egypt) Overview of situation from Egyptian outlook given. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's stated position on west bank settlements issue noted. Potential for Sadat to take on tough posture detailed; his hopes to get Hussein involved in negotiations stated.

(DC) United States officials' views of upcoming talks noted. Expectations that hard-line Arabs will try to sabotage talks reported President Carter's hopes to attend treaty signing stated.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Fighting in Beirut between Syrian forces and those of Lebanese Christians reported Request at United Nations by United States and France that Syria use restraint so that ceasefire might take effect stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike;
Schieffer, Bob;
Sefton, Doug;
Simon, Bob

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