NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(Studio) Israeli acceptance of Egyptian President Sadat's invitation to Cairo conf., United States indication of sending representative and negative reactions of King Hussein of Jordan, President Assad of Syria and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted; indications that USSR won't send representatives also mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Report on United States reactions to Cairo conference and reported plans to send representatives, who will later tour Arab capitals to get idea with regard to progress toward Geneva. Sources' reports that United States representative won't be Secretary of State noted. Talks with regard to conference between Vance and USSR Ambassador Dobrynin and Sovs.' indications of not going to Cairo mentioned. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - responds to question with regard to United States control of Mideast peace talks.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Jerusalem, Israel) Report on Prime Min. Begin's speech to parliament re: Sadat invitation and request for parliamentary support for trip; Begin's designation of top aide Eliahu Ben-Elissar and government legal cnsl. Meir Rosenne to go to conference noted. [Opposition leader Shimon PERES - thinks it's great opportunity and that Cairo and Jerusalem are as good negotiating sites as Geneva or DC.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Amman, Jordan) Report on dilemma of King Hussein of Jordan, between support of Sadat and going with Syria and anti-Sadat movement Hussein's speech on Jordanian television and conditions set for Jordan's presence at either Cairo or Libya conf., making it impossible for Jordan to attend either, detailed.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney
(Studio) Report on Sadat's situation in Cairo during controversy.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Ismailia, Egypt) Sadat's comments with regard to present Mideast situation, made after meeting with president of Somalia, quoted. Somalia-Ethiopia conflict noted. [SADAT - says he'll resign if proven wrong in peace initiatives.] Sadat's plans to stay at Suez Canal retreat until wkend., when conf. begins, cited.
REPORTER: Don Harris
(Studio) Recap of Mideast situation and Cairo conference dvts., include anti-Sadat mtgs. in Libya and Iraq.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
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