NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 30, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's press conference comments on Mideast dvts. noted, incling. sadat-Begin meeting and Cairo conference
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Report on Carter's remarks on Mideast dvts. [CARTER - talks about US role in peace efforts; cites strong leadership of Begin and Sadat.] Other comments with regard to division of Arab cntries. and United States position on separate Egyptian-Israeli peace noted. [CARTER - says if it later seems Jordan, Syria and Lebanon don't want peace, another alternative might have to be sought, but point hasn't yet been reached.] President's remarks with regard to getting other Arab nths. to support Sadat with regard to USSR , which has declined to go to Cairo, reported.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
(DC) Changes in United States position on role in Mideast detailed; administration's plan to be mediator if Syrians, Jordanians and Palestinians don't get involved in direct approach noted, as well as main goal being work toward comprehensive settlement.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Studio) United States delegate to Cairo conference will be assistant secretary state Alfred Atherton; his background noted. Egyptian television coverage of President Carter's press conference and Palestinian national cncl.'s meeting in Syria and its remarks re: Sadat detailed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Ismailia, Egypt) Report on President Sadat's viewing of Carter news conference and reactions to it; Sadat is at retreat in Ismailia. [SADAT - admires Carter and says he's statesman.] Sadat's comments on Cairo conf., to be held in December, reported.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Damascus, Syria) Report on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) criticism of US, reasons for it and divisions among factions with regard to organization's reaction to Sadat initiatives. PLO leader Yasir Arafat's views on Sadat cited.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
(Studio) Also reported are Israeli rejection of United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim's proposed peace conf., Moshe Dayan's statement with regard to Geneva conference and Iraq's announcement that it will send representatives to anti-Sadat meeting in Libya.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
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