ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 30, 1977
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(Studio) Report on President Carter's news conf.; he discusses Cairo conference where US rep. will be assistant secretary state Alfred Atherton.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Report on Carter's press conference remarks on Mideast dvts., include those with regard to Cairo conf., USSR role, Sadat and Begin and United States stand on recent dvts. and continued goal of comprehensive Geneva conference [CARTER - says Sadat-Begin mtg. in Jerusalem and plans to meet in Cairo are constructive. Talks of US initiatives in Mideast.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Cairo, Egypt) Report on Sadat's reaction to Carter's remarks. Questions with regard to possible United States lack of support for Sadat's moves cited and he is questioned with regard to this. [SADAT - feels United States and President Carter have given adequate support to him. Talks of United States role in any Mideast settlement.] Reasons behind Sadat's emphasis on United States role, involving concessions from Israel, detailed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(DC) State Department spokesperson Hodding Carter's statement with regard to United States information to Sadat of representative at Cairo conference and President Carter's public endorsement of conference in news conference noted. Also reported are diplomatic sources' comments on Cairo conference subject matter and administration stand on meeting proposed by United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, include suspicions that USSR encouraged United Nations meeting to undercut Cairo conference
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Studio) Israel's rejection of United Nations conference and Iraqi announcement that it will send representatives to Libya conference of anti-Sadat Arabs noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner