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US-Saudi Arabia Relations / AWACS #513360

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 01, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan's warning to Israel to not interfere with plan to sell AWACS to Saudi Arabia noted coming in press conf.; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [REAGAN - claims AWACS sale poses no threat to Israel; warns Israel against interfering in United States foreign policy; won't permit Saudi Arabia to become another Iran.]
REPORTER: Emery King

(Studio) Senator Robert Packwood and other Senators reported filing resolution calling for Senate vote against sale noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's appearance before Senate Foreign Relations Committee in effort to lobby sale examined. [Committee chairperson Senator Charles PERCY - comments.] [HAIG - tries to reassure Israeli lobby; comments on Iranian air attack on Kuwait today.] [Senator John GLENN - isn't satisfied with answers to his questions.] Positions of Senators Alan Cranston, Claiborne Pell, Joseph Biden noted; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's lobbying efforts mentioned. [Senators Gordon HUMPHREY, Robert BYRD - comment.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
King, Emery;
Pettit, Tom

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