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Mideast / Cairo Conference #46702

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(Studio) Report on reactions to Egypt's invitations for pre-Geneva Mideast conference in Cairo; Israel's acceptance, Jordan's decline and United States indication of acceptance noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Jerusalem, Israel) Report on Prime Min. Begin's speech to parliament re: receipt of Egypt's formal invitation, via UN, his acceptance and decision to send director general of prime minister's office, Dr. Eliahu Ben-Elissar, and foreign min. legal adviser, Dr. Meir Rosenne, as representatives
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Cairo, Egypt) Report on reactions to Sadat's invitation by United States, USSR , Syria, Jordan and PLO. (Video difficulty.) Receipt of invitation by United States amb. Hermann Eilts and King Hussein's national television broadcast requesting Arab unity, but making no commitment to Cairo conf., mentioned. Possibility of separate Egypt-Israel peace outlined.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) United States position on conference and expected formal announcement of attendance reported Statements from State Department with regard to representatives noted: won't be Secretary Vance, but probably undersecretary Philip Habib or assistant secretary Alfred Atherton. United States
REPORTER:. expected to visit Syria, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. United States efforts to get USSR into conference and to at least get Saudi Arabia and Jordan not to condemn it noted. USSR ambassador Dobrynin's negative answer to Vance stated.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) King Hussein's address to Jordanians mentioned. Foreign minister announces country will send representatives to neither Sadat conference or anti-Sadat meeting in Libya. Other Mideast developments with regard to Cairo conference and anti-Egypt sentiment noted, incl. conference to be held in Baghdad, Iraq, and Syria President Assad's statement with regard to relations with Egypt.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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