CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1980
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(Studio) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat reported accepting resignations of cabinet mbrs., include Prime Min. Mustafa Khalil; details given with regard to possibility that situation is effort to deal with Egypt's domestic problems. Speculation that Sadat would assume role of prime minister in effort to leave Khalil free to deal with Mideast peace negotiations with Israel considered; Sadat's postponement of talks recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) United States perspective on Palestinian autonomy talks outlined. [Mideast negotiator Sol LINOWITZ - comments,] [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - comments on negotiations.] United States officials reported focusing on Prime Min. Menahem Begin as chief obstacle; details given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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