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Mideast / United States Policy #273780

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 12, 1981
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(Studio) United States reported expanding its military presence in Mideast by sending equipment and personnel to Sudan due to threats from Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Acceleration of arms agreement with Egypt as well as intensified mil. support to Sudan discussed. [President REAGAN - claims Americans won't engage in combat; pushes for AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia.] Call for direct US-PLO negotiations from Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter noted. [REAGAN - cites condition for such negotiations.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(DC) Carter's perception of United States Mideast policy outlined. [CARTER - hopes for incrd. United States involvement in Mideast peace negotiations.] Carter's letter to Senator Sam Nunn calling for support of AWACS sale noted. [CARTER - thinks Senator should support President] Carter's mtgs. with various Democrats, include Robert Strauss, mentioned.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Israel's criticism of Carter's and Ford's call for negotiations with PLO noted include comment on PLO's response to assassination of Anwar Sadat.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Morton, Bruce;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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