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Mideast Developments #259688

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 1978
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(Studio) White House release of letters of understanding on unresolved issues at Camp David talks reported Noted as still to be released are letters on issue of west bank settlements.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about letters from Begin, Sadat and Carter, with regard to Sadat's pledge to assume Arab role in negotiations if Jordan and Palestinians refuse to join and issues of Jerusalem and Sinai settlements. Contd. negotiations on language of letters concerning west bank settlements detailed. Sudanese President Mohammed Gaafar el Nimeiry's support for President Sadat noted; background on Nimeiry's activities in Arab League and in Org. of African Unity given. Nimeiry's visit in Washington, DC reported; interview via TV shown. [NIMEIRY - thinks Camp David accomplishments were great deed, but time needed for other Arab leaders to examine outcome. Discusses possibilities for Jordan and Saudi Arabia to support accords.] Sudan's position in Africa, surrounded by Libya, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, examined. [NIMEIRY - thinks it's clear that USSR didn't come to Horn of Africa for help and support of Ethiopia, but for own strategy, to have presence in Horn, on Red Sea and in Indian Ocean. States African community position with regard to USSR presence there.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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