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Mideast Developments #257933

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1978
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(Studio) Report on statement made by Saudi Arabia oil minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki al-Yamani, in "Washington Post" interview, with regard to relations between United States and Saudis and issue of fighter planes sale. Secretary of State Vance's denial that Saudis have officially linked plane sales to oil supplies noted. Other developments in arms sale issue, between President Carter and Senate committee and within House International Relations Committee, outlined. General Accounting Office report on engine problems encountered by F-16 jets, which Israel would receive in arms deal, detailed. President Sadat's shake-up in government reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Details of Sadat's orders with regard to government shake-up and bonus for government and private workers, as well as other remarks made in speech, given. Other comments with regard to Israel-Egyptian peace negotiations, Prime Min. Begin's attitude. Egyptian position on homeland for Palestinians and domestic problems outlined. Reports that Israel proposes to bypass deadlock and negotiate partial peace on west bank and Gaza noted.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Report on fighting between French United Nations peacekeeping forces and Palestinians in Tyre, Lebanon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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