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Palestinian Terrorist Incident / Egypt-Cyprus Relations #256517

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1978
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(Studio) Egypt's order to all Cypriot diplomats to leave country and public demonstrations in Cairo with regard to incident at Larnaca airport, involving 2 Palestinian terrorists noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Details of funeral procession through Cairo and of public reaction to recent events given. President Sadat's participation in march mentioned and later meeting with group of soldiers where he states refusal to recognize Cyprus President Kyprianou. Sadat's comments in speech quoted. Official break in Egyptian-Cypriot relations reported.

(Studio) Report on new questions that have arisen with regard to battle between Egyptian and Cypriot forces. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) acknowledgement that Cypriot airliner carried small commando force from Beirut to Larnaca, and "Washington (DC) Post" report from Nicosia today that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) unit was involved in fighting detailed; PLO denial of charge noted. President Sadat's statement of belief in involvement of 3rd party in incident cited. President Kyprianou's suspension of deputy police chief detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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