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Carter / United Nations Speech / US-USSR Relations / Mid. East #491146

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter speaks to United Nations on variety of topics, include United States-USSR relations, nuclear weapons and Mid. East.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New York City) Details with regard to Carter's speech cited. [CARTER - cites further progress in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II with USSR . Declares that United States won't use nuclear weapons except in self defense] President also says administration is staying in close contact with USSR with regard to Mid. East peace talks, but doesn't mention possible effects of this in United States-Israeli relations
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Also in speech, Carter uses phrase not liked by Israelis, when he speaks of Palestinians rights. President reaffirms United States commitment to Israel.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(New York City) [CARTER - reaffirms United States commitment to Israel's security, but notes rights of Palestinians must be recognized.] Israeli concern with regard to joint United States-USSR statement over wkend. noted. Later, Carter meets with Egyptian foreign minister Ismail Fahmy and they discuss problem of Palestinian representative at Geneva. Carter will also meet with Israeli foreign minister Dayan; sources say message Dayan tries to get to United States President is that if Arabs insist on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) at Geneva, there will be no peace conference REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Comment of government official with regard to United States ties to Israel noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob

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