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Mideast Merger #465902

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 03, 1972
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(Studio) President Anwar Sadat of Egypt returns to Cairo following meeting with Colonel Kadhafi of Libya in which merger of 2 ntns. planned.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Benghazi, Libya) For Kadhafi, the merger will mean new security, and power as Arab leader For Sadat, merger brings oil resources in wake of ouster of Soviet military advisers, and more influence in position with US and Israel.

(Studio) Israeli reaction to Arab merger noted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Agreement shatters hopes for new start in Mideast, kindled by Russian exodus. However, new situation assures continued US support of Israel.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Burrington, David;
North, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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