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Mideast / Agreement / Perspective #39079

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 30, 1975
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(Tel Aviv, Israel) The more things change, the more they stay the same.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Egypt) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and President Anwar Sadat greet each other. Rptd. if American technicians in Sinai not approved by Congress, peace agreement will fall through.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Israel) United States insists on escape clause for United States to be able to unilaterally withdraw from Sinai. Agreement may be initialed next week In Sinai, Mitla and Gidi passes, Abu Rudeis oil fields and Sharm El Sheikh valuable to Israel. Israel keeps latter. Oil fields to be returned to Egypt. United States to underwrite cost of 1st year's shipments from Iran. United States will provide oil if Iran can't. United States to pay for 1-yr. oil storage in Israel. Congress approval to be sought in September Congress will also debate 350 American technicians in passes. All will be electronic surveillance experts and from CIA or National Security Agency. Egypt makes concessions of: no expiration date for treaty; passes to be occupied and patrolled by United Nations troops; 1-yr. mandate to be renewed for 3 years; Israeli cargo to move through Suez Canal; Egypt reducing anti-Israeli propaganda. Israel and Egypt to pledge to settle differences peacefully.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted

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