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Mideast Developments #500688

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 19, 1978
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(Studio) Saudi Arabian King Khalid's rejection of Camp David agreements and Jordanian King Hussein's refusal to commit Jordan to agreements noted. Saudi view, with regard to Israeli withdrawal from occupied land include Jerusalem and with regard to Palestinian question, reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Amman, Jordan) King Hussein's meeting with cabinet to discuss summit outcome noted. Statement issued after meeting detailed. Jordanian call for return of Arab part of Jerusalem and plans to talk with Arab and international leaders with regard to Palestinian rights question reported Hussein's talks with Syrian and Saudi leaders and upcoming talks with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Vance's departure tonight for Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia in attempt to sell Camp David agreements to those ntns. reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Andrews AFB) State Department officials' view of Saudi and Jordanian reactions stated. Vance's trip noted as follow-up to President Carter's messages to Kings Hussein and Khalid; important of their support for agreements described. Plans for Vance's talks with president Assad in Damascus, Syria, outlined.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's reaction to agreements and comments about President Carter, made during speech to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) guerrilla trainees in Lebanon, reported Film shown. Arafat's comments about President Sadat quoted. Israeli government decision to remove group of unauthorized settlers from site near Nablus, where they established settlement on Monday night just after Prince Min. Menahem Begin promised there would be no more settlements, noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(West Bank) Conservative religious group's movement into unauthorized area to establish settlement in protest of Begin's agreement not to allow settlements for at least 3 mos. detailed. Group's statement that they'll take orders from Bible [sic], not Begin, noted. [MAN - says new settlements will be made each day and that land is theirs.] Govt. decision to cordon off area and reports that settlers may be evicted given.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Report on trips by Begin and Sadat to Capitol Hill.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) President Carter's address to joint session of Congress on Monday night mentioned; film shown. Is noted that Carter reported concerned about public statements Begin and Sadat, particularly Begin, have made since end of summit; Carter's remarks to 2 leaders about this reported [BEGIN - is invited to see President soon and has no time for interview.] Begin's interview statements of Monday, with regard to Jerusalem, west bank settlements and Israeli military presence there, recalled. Sadat's refusal to comment on Hussein's role stated. Farewell mtgs. of both with Carter at White House described. Senator sources' report on Begin's comments on west bank during Senator briefing cited.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) United States agreement to build 2 new air bases in Negev desert and Pentagon estimates of cost reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John;
Mallory, Steve;
Savitch, Jessica;
Valeriani, Richard;
Woodruff, Judy

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