CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 03, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Madrid: Bob Simon) Events at today's Middle East peace conference in Madrid featured; scenes shown. Details given of procedural dispute between Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese delegates, which delayed their meeting. [Secretary of State James BAKER - expresses amazement over procedural dispute, offers alternatives.] Israeli-Palestinian meeting reported going on as scheduled. [Israeli deputy foreign minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - comments on failure of Syrians and Lebanese to show up at their scheduled meetings.] Baker's role in resolving the procedural dispute noted. [Saudi ambassador to United States Prince BANDAR bin Sultan - comments.] [Israeli negotiator Eliakim RUBINSTEIN - thanks Palestinian delegates as he shakes their hands.] Return home of Baker and Israelis tomorrow reported. Next phase of peace talks said expected to go on, although no locations or dates have been set.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Baker reported going to China this month. Interview held with Middle East expert Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami about the Madrid conference. [AJAMI - talks about Syrian, Saudi and United States roles in peace talks; comments on success of conference.]