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Mideast Developments / United States Plane Sales #499154

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's package for selling fighter planes to Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia and opposition to it in Congress noted. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with testimony by Henry Kissinger reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Kissinger's support for sales to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and for more plane sales to Israel detailed. [KISSINGER - says original discussion of sales to Israel didn't account for sales to Arabs. States position on number of planes in Israel.] Former Secretary of State's remarks with regard to Carter's putting weapons sales into package and offering them at present time stated. [KISSINGER - thinks that to reduce package would have serious psychological and political consequences.] Reactions of Senators on Committee, include Howard Baker and John Sparkman, reported Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher's meeting with House International Relations Committee members mentioned. Upcoming meeting between Secretary State Vance and key Senators noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:02:00

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