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Suez Canal Clear / To Reopen Soon #483079

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1975
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(Studio) Suez Canal closed since 1967 Mid. E. war; canal cleared; to be opened for traffic soon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Suez Canal) Since 1967, 15 ships trapped for nearly 8 years Ships preparing to leave canal now in last action before canal reopened to traffic early next month Only 2 ships able to get out of canal under own power. Other ships to be sold for scrap once they're towed away. Reopening of canal to create international buffer zone that could discourage 5th Mid. E. war.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) During this reporter's talks with Egyptian President Sadat, he admitted reopening canal and building cities along canal to be deterrent to another war.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John

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