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Mideast / United States Arms Sales #256566

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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(Studio) Secretary of State Vance's appearance before House subcommittee to testify about admin. decision to sell planes to Egypt and Saudi Arabia as well as to Israel reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Representative Matthew McHUGH - asks what administration would do if Congress approved arms sale to Israel, but not to Egypt and Saudi Arabia.] [VANCE - says pkg. would be withdrawn.] Opposition to package described. [Representative Clarence LONG - notes speeches made for Carter during 1976 presidential campaign; wishes he hadn't done so. Says United States has become salesman of slaughter in world.] [VANCE - says problem has been faced and that's why administration has taken action to cut back by 8%.] Expectation that package will be formally offered to Congress after Easter noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard

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