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Mideast Developments #259686

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 1978
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(Studio) Jordanian King Hussein's meeting with Libyan President Muammar el-Kadhafi and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat with regard to Camp David accords, in wake of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's talks with Hussein, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(King Hussein Air Base, Jordan) Details about meeting and observers' analysis of intentions of Kadhafi and Arafat given. Arafat's seeking of reconciliation with Hussein noted. [HUSSEIN - says Jordanian course is unchanged by today's meeting] Hussein's position on Camp David accords stated.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Lack of support from all Palestinians at Damascus hard-liners' meeting for action by Kadhafi and Arafat reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Damascus, Syria) Reactions of Palestinians to Arafat's accompanying Kadhafi on Hussein visit described; Hussein noted as one Arab leader most threatening PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) claim as legitimate representative of Palestinian people. Leader of Palestinian delegation in Arafat's absence reported to be Khalid el Fahoum [sic]. [FAHOUM - says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) didn't know of visit and that it wasn't discussed by delegation.] [PFLP leader George HABASH - doesn't believe in begging Hussein to give them right to fight Israel from Jordanian borders.] Palestinian request for another meeting of hard-liners, putting summit day behind schedule and delaying Secretary Vance's meeting in Syria, reported
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Vance's plans to remain in Saudi Arabia till going to Syria noted. His final mtgs. with Saudis reported; film shown. Vance's statements about mtgs. in Jordan and Saudi Arabia quoted. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's welcome on return from Camp David described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details of Begin's arrival and crowd reactions given. Some protesters noted; their black umbrellas mentioned as reference to British Prime Min. Neville Chamberlain, who gave in to Hitler in 1938. Greeting in Jerusalem described. Begin's remarks given; necessity to deal with unresolved problem of Israeli settlements on west bank stated Additional attempts by some opposing any halt to settlements in occupied territory to establish new settlement on west bank hilltop reported; Begin's orders for army to remove them cited.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) President Anwar Sadat's press conference in Rabat, Morocco, noted; his comments on conflict over west bank settlements given. USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev's denunciation of Camp David accords, in speech at Baku, outlined; film shown. Brezhnev's comments on US-USSR relations, with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and alleged attempts by some Americans to revive Cold War, mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
McNamara, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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