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Mideast / United States Arms Sales #256391

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 1978
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(Studio) Reactions of Egyptians and Israelis to United States decision to sell fighter planes to each cntry., and to Saudi Arabia, reported Egyptian official's statement with regard to Israeli reaction, made in Cairo to reporter Mike Lee, quoted. Prime Min. Begin's remarks today on sale's effect on peace talks and announcement of plans to go to Washington, DC in March noted. Secretary of State Vance's reaction to Begin's remarks reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Vance's denials that arms sale will be obstacle to peace detailed. [VANCE - cites position that arms sale won't upset military balance in area. Responds to question with regard to administration action if Congress doesn't approve all parts of sale package] Admin. strategy in offering sale as package to Congress outlined.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard

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