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Nixon / Middle East Trip / Israel / Syria #477209

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 16, 1974
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(Studio) President flies from Damascus, Syria, to Tel Aviv, Israel. President immediately meets with Israeli leaders to assure them United States nuclear aid to Egypt won't threaten Israeli security. Syrian President Assad and Nixon announce diplomatic relations to be resumed between Syria and US.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Damascus, Syria) President and Assad take motorcade through large, friendly crowd. President and Assad meet this a.m. with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. [NIXON - says both cntrys. look forward to new relship. Ambs. to be named in 2 weeks] Algeria expected to restore relations with United States also.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Arrival in Israel shown. [PRES. - believes peace in Mid. E. possible.] Crowds enthusiastic; security heavy.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Jerusalem, Israel) President to spend most of time in Israel. President and Kissinger hold meeting with new Prime Min. Rabin. President later pays visit to former Prime Min. Golda Meir. State dinner held tonight before flight to Jordan tomorrow.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Kalber, Floyd;
Utley, Garrick;
Valeriani, Richard

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