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Mideast / Sadat United States Visit / Israeli Settlements #256711

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 07, 1978
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(Studio) President Sadat's visit to Capitol Hill and talks with regard to Mideast peace and need for United States arms to offset USSR arms supply to Egypt's neighboring African ntns. reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Sadat's request to House for arms stated. [SADAT - cites own response to Congress if he doesn't get arms sales agreement.] Later meeting with Senator members mentioned. [SADAT - says he jokingly threatened Senator as he did For. Relations Committee in House Was shy on last visit with regard to arms requests, but isn't any longer.] Sampling of opinion in Congress with regard to response to Sadat's request cited. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - thinks Sadat will get some arms.] [Senator Charles PERCY - cites Sadat's concern over situations in Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Chad.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) White House release of partial chronology of President Carter's communications with Israel to show his protests with regard to Israeli settlements in occupied lands reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given of reasons for release of statements; comments by admin. official with regard to Carter's feelings that word was being questioned quoted. Admin. position that Prime Min. Begin gave Carter promise of no more settlements in occupied lands and also permission to privately convey this to Sadat outlined. Press Secretary Jody Powell's denial that release of information is connected to Sadat's visit noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Correspondent Marvin Kalb's report from State Department on Israeli reaction to administration release of information stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Schieffer, Bob

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