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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks / Arab Meeting #51932

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1978
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(Studio) Developments in Egyptian-Israeli peace talks in Washington, DC noted. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's assessment of talks reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) [VANCE - says almost all substantive issues have been resolved.] Resolutions of several issues listed. Return of 2 of Egyptian negotiators to consult with President Anwar Sadat mentioned. Outlook for initialing of treaty and eventual signing ceremony in Mideast, to include President Carter, by end of November noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Planned dismantling of early-warning stations of Egypt, Israel and US in Sinai reported Egyptian reports that Israeli withdrawal from Sinai to be speeded up noted; lack of Israeli confirmation mentioned. Draft treaty said to be presented to Israeli cabinet on Sunday Mtg. of Arab ntns. not incl. in Egyptian-Israeli agreement, in Baghdad, Iraq, detailed; film shown. Positions of those leaders under United States sphere of influence, Jordan's King Hussein and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, of Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr and of Syria's President Assad on future of relations with Egypt stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jarriel, Tom;
Jennings, Peter

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