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Mideast Developments / Brown Trip #502809

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 10, 1979
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Harold Brown reported in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 1st stop of 9 day Mideast tour.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Saudi Arabian fears of USSR expansionism and inadequate military for policing the Persian Gulf cited. Iran dvts. noted. [BROWN - assures United States friendship in peace or war.] Mtg. between Brown and Crown Prince Fahd described. White House said uncertain with regard to role in opposing USSR expansion in Mideast.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Power of Islamic religious leaders called new challenge for political leaders in Mideast.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Cairo, Egypt) Muslim demonstrations reported in Cairo. Return to conservative Islam said partially caused by frustrations of modernization. Cairo University mentioned. President Anwar Sadat's appointed of new grand sheik noted. Sadat's intention of keeping Islam out of pols. cited. Holy mosques of Jerusalem mentioned and Sadat's need to return them to muslim hands stated.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Burrington, David;
Cochran, John;
Savitch, Jessica

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