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US-Saudi Arabia / Arms Sales #516346

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported announcing decision for arms sales, include AWACS planes, to Saudi Arabia; details given. Anticipated reaction from Israel and Congress mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Congress hearings on proposed sales noted not scheduled until after Israel's elecs. in June; details given, films shown. Secretary of State Alexander Haig's warning to Saudis with regard to their linking F-l5s to AWACS outlined. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - comments on possible congress action.] Admin.'s defense of sale outlined; basis of Senator opposition to sales detailed. USSR and Iran mentioned.
REPORTER: John Dancy

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John

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