CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1979
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(Studio) Egyptian cabinet approval of treaty with Israel reported [Anwar SADAT - comments with regard to Carter.] Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to Washington, DC signing date.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Cairo, Egypt) Sadat's November 1977 trip to Israel and peace efforts recalled; film shown; Arab response cited. Film of Baghdad 1978 meeting shown. January 1977 Egyptian riots with regard to economy recalled, shown. Sadat's dependence on Arab money said exemplified by his inability to receive F-5 fighters ordered from United States because Saudi Arabia is withholding funds. Egyptian military resupply said crucial in light of Libya, Syria and Iraq's pol. stances. Egyptian opposition to treaty said unidentifiable.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli commitments to Sinai withdrawal and west bank and Gaza Strip political changes, as stated in treaty, detailed. Effects on Israel's economy with regard to oil purchases from Egypt noted. Problems confronting Israel outlined. Films shown. Syria, Jordan, and Iraq's opposition to treaty and their location to Israel mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
(DC) possible Arab reaction against United States for its role in Egypt-Israel treaty outlined. United States strategy said to have negated a Geneva conference with USSR ; consequences considered. West bank and Gaza Strip Palestinian issue, in light of treaty, examined; Carter's position-in issue noted. Jordan and Saudi Arabia mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(Studio) White House delegation, include Zbigniew Brzezinski, General David Jones and Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher, said to leave for Jordan and Saudi Arabia with regard to Egypt-Israel treaty. Details given about west bank demonstration in Halhul [sic]; film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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