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Carter Press Conference / Mid. East / Warnke / Travel / Chile #493029

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 1977
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(Studio) At press conf., President Carter talks of Mid. East peace; suggests Israel's legal borders and defense positions not necessarily be same. (Film shown.) [CARTER - explains suggestion with regard to difference in 2 boundaries; notes use of monitoring stations in Sinai as example] Anchor asks White House reporter if this is new concept.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Possibility of defense posts in Golan Heights and along Jordan River noted. Map of area shown with Israel's 1967 borders and occupied territory. Israeli foreign minister Yigal Allon proposed similar plan some time ago. Carter later said outposts wouldn't have to be Israeli; could be United Nations or American, as in Sinai.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks what Israeli action has been.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Reporter cites reaction that Carter learned from talks with Israel Prime Min. Yitzhak Rabin.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Also in press conf., Carter says USSR has given no indication re: proposal to proceed with Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement without include cruise missile and backfire bomber.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Senator confirms Paul Warnke as chief disarmament negotiator; President comments in news conference (Film shown.) [CARTER - suggests some opposed to Warnke don't really want reduction of atomic weapons.] Anchor asks DC reporter if opponents expected to defeat Warnke.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Reporter says defeat not expected, but opponents pleased with vote. Comments of Senator John Tower noted.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Vote of approval for Warnke as head of Arms Control and Disarmament Agency cited. Anchor asks with regard to reaction to Carter statement in press conference
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Comments of Senators Howard Baker, John Tower, Robert Byrd and Henry Jackson noted.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) President also announces lift of travel ban to Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia. On subject of United States diplomat who apologized Tuesday for United States role in coup of Salvador Allende's government in Chile, Carter says remarks of diplomat in appropriate. State Department repudiated remark. United Nations Human Rights Commission votes today to condemn present Chilean government's violations of human rights; United States joins affirmative vote.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Berger, Marilyn;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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