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Mideast Developments #500059

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) Egyptian President Sadat's arrival in Vienna for talks with Austrian government leaders and with Israeli opposition Shimon Peres reported Info. learned about alleged hopes by Prime Min. Menahem Begin that he'd meet with Sadat and inability to work it out noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Vienna, Austria) Sadat's arrival with wife mentioned. Austrians' criticisms of Israel's tough stance, under Begin, and Vienna mayor's decision to postpone trip to Israel until Begin is replaced reported [SADAT - from his side, he's ready to continue dialogue, but doesn't know if Israel is.] Details given about reasons for Sadat's meeting with Peres rather than with Begin. [PERES - says his opposition Labor party won't conduct negotiations. Would describe meeting as discussion.] Rptd. plans to discuss events if London talks fail outlined.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Israeli troop reinforcement along borders with Lebanon and Syria, seen as warning to Syrian forces to stop shelling of Christian military positions in Beirut, reported Syrian reaction by putting troops on war footing stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Israel-Lebanon Border) Description of Israeli troop build-up along border given and examination of situation made.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

Brown, Hilary;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John

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