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US-Saudi Arabia Relations / AWACS #518700

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported making decision on sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia despite opposition from Congress and Israel.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Formal presentation of arms package noted presented to Senator Scott Cohen; details of package examined. Specific items listed on screen. [Undersecretary state James BUCKLEY - reaffirms administration's commitment to Israel.] Ambassador Ephraim Evron's meeting with Secretary of State Alexander Haig discussed.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Santa Barbara, California) Reagan's confidence that he can overcome cong. opposition and limitations placed on United States control of planes by Saudis examined; Larry Speakes quoted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger;
Palmer, John

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