NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1975
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's says United States reexamination of Mid. E. policies doesn't mean aid to be cut off to Israel. Following collapse of peace talks over wkend., there was speculation aid to Israel would be cut off.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(White House) Official says reassessment of Mid. E. policy hopefully to make Israel have 2nd thoughts about Egyptian offering. At special briefing of congress leaders, President Ford downplays possibility of war. [Representative John RHODES - says no feeling of despair conveyed at meeting; there is concern over future of Mid. E.] [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - says meeting depressing because of Kissinger's lack of success with peace talks; congress leaders fully support Kissinger's efforts in Mid. E.]
REPORTER: John Cochran
(DC) Kissinger praised for Mid. E. peace efforts by Senator [KISSINGER - says reassessment of Mid. E. foreign policy not tied to Israeli aid cutoff.] Danger of another war in Mid. E. now greater. [Tom BROKAW - asks about Israel's chances of getting what it wants at Geneva peace talks.] Israel's chances practically