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Sadat Visit / Interview #48440

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1977
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(Studio) In interview, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat makes points with regard to Mid. East peace task force headed by Secretary of State Vance; talks between United States and Palestinian leaders; belief in 1 set of borders for Israel; link between Palestinians and Jordan, which he wants before Geneva conference -; Yasir Arafat afterwards; and kind of peace after Geneva. In earlier press conf., Sadat said peace means full normalization, but says differently in interview. (Interview shown.) Sadat is asked what "full peace" means. [SADAT - says it's not Israel's definition; is ending state of belligerency; cites conditions.] Reporter asks with regard to exchanges of diplomats, tourists, journalists, etc.; notes Carter seems to talk of Israeli peace definition. [SADAT - says these are old Israeli conditions, which they tried to impose on Arabs after 1956 and 1967, and couldn't.] Reporter notes he's mentioned normalizing relations in press conf.; says this may be interpreted as diplomatic and other exchanges. [SADAT - for self, has no objections, but climate not ready.] Reporter notes press conference comments and questions, that Sadat said it would be after Geneva and that he was speaking of full normalization. [SADAT - full normalization means end of belligerency with Israel.] Reporter asks what's next stop. [SADAT - says Vance task force, with cochairperson of peace conference from USSR , can make preparation for conf.] Reporter asks Sadat with regard to reported remark with regard to Carter. [SADAT - says after 1st discussion with Carter, United States president went to his heart; admires him and feels as close to Carter as to Henry Kissinger; has told Carter of feelings.] Importance of this relationship noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Walters, Barbara

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