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Mideast / Carter / Sadat Trip / Algiers Meeting #497539

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 02, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's remarks at national prayer breakfast with regard to possible help to Mideast peace efforts from religious beliefs of Egyptians and Israelis reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter's remarks on own relationship with God and on effect of strong faith in solving world problems, include Mideast, noted. [CARTER - cites feelings with regard to Prime Min. Begin and President Sadat; notes Sadat always mentions that Egyptians and Jews have common heritage in descendence from Abraham and in worshipping same God. Has confidence that if these ties emphasized, then peace can be achieved.] Carter's other comments with regard to faith cited.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Sadat's visit in Rabat, Morocco, as 1st stop on world trip to include visits to DC, London, Paris, Bonn, Vienna, Rome and Bucharest, noted. Film shown. Hard-line Arabs meeting in Algiers mentioned; attending are representatives of Syria, Libya, South Yemen, Algeria and PLO.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Algiers, Algeria) Refusal of Iraqis to send representatives because of their view that Syria's President Assad is too moderate in opposition to Sadat and last-min. decision of Libya's General Muammar el Kadhafi not to attend detailed; leaders of Syria, Algeria and South Yemen and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat attend. Belief among diplomatic observers here that disunity among hard-liners may cause moderate Arabs, like Jordan's King Hussein, to move to Sadat's side cited.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Palmer, John

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