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US-Saudi Arabia Relations / AWACS #274178

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan's continual efforts to push sale of AWACS to Saudi through Congress noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan noted drawing on foreign policy advisers from past admins. in his continual lobbying for AWACS sale. [REAGAN - outlines possible consequences if sale should fail.] [Harold BROWN, Henry KISSINGER - support sale.] Secretary of State Alex Haig's Capitol Hill appearance today noted. [HAIG - doesn't anticipate any changes in sale package] [National Anti-AWACS Committee spokesperson Abraham WEISS - opposes sale.] Israeli foreign minister mentioned criticizing Saudis for interfering in peace process. [National Association of Arab-Americans spokesperson Robert THABIT - comments on his perception of Israel's real intention.] President aides Edwin Meese and James Baker said mtg. pvtly. with uncommitted Senators; possible Senator resolution requiring President to provide certain information discussed.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Special report on President's defense plans announced for tonight.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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