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Mideast Developments / Syria and Sadat Visit / Israel Oil Strike #491497

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1977
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(Studio) Report on 1st statements of Syrian government to West reporters with regard to Egyptian initiative toward Israel.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Damascus, Syria) Statements on Syria's official reaction to Sadat Israeli visit, as given to reporters by information minister Ahmed Iskandar outlined, incl. those with regard to Syria's attendance at Geneva peace conference in wake of visit and Israel's continued refusal to discuss withdrawal from occupied lands and Palestinians rights. Reaction to Sadat's recognition of Israel as state and Jerusalem as its capital also noted. Sadat's signing of 2nd Sinai agreement with Israel in 1975 and public as well as political reaction to it in Syria mentioned; importance of Syrians' actions perhaps more than statements noted.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) Contd. silence of Jordan's King Hussein on Sadat visit and request from Jordanian state radio for Arab unity reported Israeli government's announcement of oil strike off coast in Gulf of Suez, in territory that may have to be returned to Egypt, cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley

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