NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 1972
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(Studio) United Press International reports Soviet military pull-out from Egypt will be greater than would have been believed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Alexandria, Egypt) 8000-ton freighter Suez is 1 of 20 such ships the Russians agreed to help Egypt build. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat launches ship Suez with water from Nile River Russians who helped build it, relegated to back seat during ceremony. Sadat's expulsion of Soviet military puts future Egyptian-Soviet economy cooperation in question. Sadat inaugurates new oil refinery. At Alexandria Univ., Sadat rejects Israeli P. Min. Golda Meir's call for direct negotiations. Says France will not replace Russia as arms supplier.
REPORTER: Don North
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