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US-Saudi Arabia Relations / AWACS #513781

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President Reagan's continued lobbying on behalf of proposed AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia examined. [REAGAN - notes consequence if sale should be rejected.] [Henry KISSINGER, Harold BROWN - don't feel that sale will threaten security of either United States or Israel.] Cyrus Vance, opposing the sale, said not invited to today's gathering; Jimmy Carter's upcoming White House visit mentioned.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Apparent failure of Secretary of State Alexander Haig's Capitol Hill visit to sway Senator on AWACS examined. [HAIG - praises sale.] Testimony of Jewish War Vets of United States president Robert Zweiman, National Association of Arab-Americans president Robert Thabitt (sic), American-Israel Public Affairs Committee executive director Thomas Dine outlined. [THABITT, DINE, ZWEIMAN - debate issue.] AWACS proposal of Senators Sam Nunn and John Warner mentioned.; Senator Howard Baker quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John;
Pettit, Tom

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