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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 28, 1981
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(Studio) United States ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Neumann reported fired, despite official statement that he resigned; current Israel-PLO cease-fire mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Neumann's role in State Department transition team recalled; film shown. Senator Charles Percy mentioned. Neumann's alleged criticism of Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Secretary's firing of him discussed. [HAIG - claims Neumann resigned for personal reasons; mentions AWACS issue.] Neumann's ostensible remarks to Percy with regard to Haig's handling of spy plane deal with Saudi Arabia and Prime Min. Menahem Begin outlined.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Reporter(s):
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:01:50

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