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Carter Press Conference / Ethiopia-Somalia War / Mideast #257266

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 09, 1978
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(Studio) Somalia announcement noted with regard to Plans to withdraw troops from Ogaden Desert region,over which they have been fighting with Ethiopians, who are backed by USSR and Cuba. President Carter's reaction to announcement reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's comments on problems of Horn of Africa and of Mideast outlined. [CARTER - calls for withdrawal of all foreign presence in Horn of Africa after Ethiopia has secured its territory in Ogaden.] President's statements on Mideast situation since President Sadat's trip to Israel, especially with regard to Prime Min. Begin's position on United Nations resolution 242 concerning Israeli withdrawal from west bank, reported [CARTER - says abandonment of 242 would be reversal of Israeli government policy and that of other govts. in area. Restates United States position on Mideast.] Details of resignation of Mark Siegel, White House liaison with American Jewish community, because of policy differences with Carter administration given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) United Press International reports that Begin will ask United States to arrange meeting between self and Sadat detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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