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Carter / News Cone. / Mideast Peace Talks #496964

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's discussion of pols. during trip to Kansas City reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Kansas City, Missouri) Carter's trip to Kansas City noted to be to speak to Future Farmers of American convention His news conference detailed; president's agreement that Democrats lost some key seats in Midwest and other observations about elec. reported [CARTER - thinks voters in United States approved of Democrat policies.] President's disagreement with speculation that more conservative members of Congress will make it more difficult to pass Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement stated. Comment about Mideast peace treaty linkage with future of west bank mentioned. [CARTER - favors current language of treaty calling for comprehensive settlement, as was agreed at Camp David. Has heard Prime Min. Menahem Begin state he doesn't desire separate treaty with Egypt.] White House concern about peace talks and possibility that Carter may again become involved outlined.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Prime Min. Begin's recent remarks about peace talks, during tour of Canada, reported His consideration of cutting trip short to go to Washington, DC to get talks moving noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Observations made about delay in peace talks, particularly Israeli parliament debates while Begin is away. American and Egyptian desire for Begin to return home to bring order to cabinet noted. Israelis' hope to delay talks long enough that treaty can't be signed on November 19, anniversary date of President Anwar Sadat's visit to Jerusalem, reported.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Woodruff, Judy

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