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Mideast Peace Developments / Arab Reactions #262784

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1979
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(DC) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's reaction to treaty signing quoted; Sadat, Begin and Carter mentioned. Arab protests and strikes in Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait noted. Takeover of Egyptian embassy in Tehran, Iran, by Arab protesters reported; burning of Carter, Sadat, Begin effigies in Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut and thruout Lebanon cited. Jordan King Hussein and Syria President Hafez al-Assad said meeting to coordinate opposition to treaty. Arab foreign mins. meeting in Baghdad with regard to response to treaty mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iraq President Ahmed Assan al-Bakr quoted with regard to Sadat. Mood in Baghdad and planned demonstration against treaty reported Arab foreign and economy mins. conference said called to put into effect sanctions against Egypt agreed to in Arab League conference last November; sanctions outlined. Arrival of King Hussein and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat expected attendance noted.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) Pan Am 747 unscheduled landing in Syria and takeover shortly thereafter noted; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal

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