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Mideast / Israeli Raid / Reactions #256864

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1978
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(Studio) Egypt's condemnation of Israel's raid noted. Arab League's call for UN action to force Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon and League secretary Mahmoud Riad's claim that Israel is in Lebanon to stay reported Film shown. [RIAD - says Israeli action is new aggression with new expansion.] US reaction reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Effect of Israeli raid on peace talks with Egypt., especially if there's continued occupation of south Lebanon, detailed. [Secretary of State VANCE - thinks all recent events, include PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) attack in Israel, are obstacles to peace process.] Prime Min. Begin's upcoming visit to United States mentioned. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - cites threat to Israel's security that Palestinian guerrillas have posed for some time.] United States attempts to find formula for Israeli security and resumption of Israeli-Egyptian negotiations stated.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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