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Carter / Mideast Trip #503602

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 1979
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(Studio) White House departure ceremony for Carter reported; film shown. [CARTER - comments; mentions Anwar Sadat and Menahem Begin.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptian prime minister quoted with regard to peace prospects. Anticipated bartering with Carter while in Cairo mentioned. Criticism of Carter's trip by a Saudi Arabian prince, radical Arab leaders and demonstration against trip by university students seen as indicative of risks run by Sadat.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cairo, Egypt) Student demonstrations at Cairo Univ., reminiscent of Iran situation, reported, shown. Call for Islamic government and anti-Carter rhetoric cited. Security measures taken against NBC camera crew outlined. Popularity of sheik ousted by Sadat noted; film shown. Anti-Israel stance of right-wing Islamic groups such as Muslim Brotherhood noted. The Brotherhood's violent tendencies in past stated. Bomb explosion at Sheraton Hotel last month recalled. Isolation of Sadat from most of Arab world if signs treaty with Israel examined. Arab League headquarters in Cairo shown and noted to be moved out of Egypt along with Arab embassies in event of treaty signing. Mtg. between Sadat and Saudi Crown Prince Fahd bin Abdul Aziz last summer recalled; film shown. Moderate Arab backing of Sadat noted contingent of return of Israeli occupied land. Sadat's popularity in Egypt mentioned.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John

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