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Mideast Developments #258985

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 03, 1978
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(Studio) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's agreement to resume direct Mideast peace negotiations with Israel, during Vice President Mondale's visit, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Alexandria, Egypt) [MONDALE - greets Sadat.] [SADAT - greets Mondale.] Details of meeting between 2 men given; Sadat's attitude toward meeting between Egyptian and Israeli foreign mins. and his presentation of new peace plans for Mondale to bring back to United States outlined. Site of meeting noted as Mamura Rest House on Mediterranean. For. mins. meeting reported to be planned for London in August with Secretary of State Vance in attendance as well. [SADAT - is sure Mondale's visit will give peace process momentum.] Examination of intense contact between United States and Egyptian officials in Egypt given; mtgs. between United States ambassador Herman Eilts and Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel described. Mondale's description of Israelis' mood quoted. Egyptians' feelings about recent United States approval of sale of fighter planes to Egypt and Saudi Arabia noted.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) Plans by President Carter and Sadat to be in Europe at about same time in August noted. Reports that 2 may meet there, denied by spokesperson for both, mentioned. Sadat's plans to meet in Vienna with Israeli opposition leader Shimon Peres.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Duvall, Jed;
Mudd, Roger

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