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Mideast / Arms Sales / Carter / USSR #256433

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's press conference statement that he believes Congress will approve arms sales to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, in addition to Israel, noted; his remarks cited with regard to Egypt's lack of dependence on USSR for weapons and threats to country from other Mideast ntns. and also USSR weapons shipments to Iraq, Ethiopia, Libya and Syria.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Intelligence sources report on recent USSR arms sales to Syria, apparently as reward for stand against President Sadat's initiative towards Israel, detailed. USSR arms sales to Syria, Egypt, Libya and Iraq since 1973 war reported.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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