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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks #51594

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. stall in Mideast peace talks noted. Wkend. suggestions that President Anwar Sadat might call home his negotiators reported untrue; return of all negotiators to respective homes for consultations with govts. stated. President Carter's telephone calls over wkend. to Sadat and Prime Min. Menahem Begin and his remarks about situation in talks outlined. Consideration of new American proposal by Egyptian and Israeli govts. mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Report on Carter's remarks about Mideast peace talks and problems encountered, as told to PBS reporter Bill Moyers. Film shown, courtesy PBS. [CARTER - recalls that United States asked both sides to be constructive and continue to negotiate and yield. Thinks it would be horrible if agreement not reached.] [MOYERS - asks if impasse is based on technicalities, not major principles.] [CARTER - says present disagreements relatively insignificant, compared to principles already resolved.] [MOYERS - states Egypt's desire to tie treaty to west bank and Gaza Strip. Asks which side is being more stubborn.] [CARTER - wouldn't want to say.] Carter's phone calls to Sadat and Begin reported to have reminded them not to let peace slip away over technicalities.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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