ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's decision to sell fighter planes to Egypt, in wake of President Sadat's visit to United States, reported Expectations with regard to Israeli response to decision cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Plans to sell F-5E fighters to Egypt, to replace aging USSR MiG fighters, detailed. Film shown. Also reported are plans to sell F-15's to Saudi Arabia to offset Soviet backing of Iraq. Earlier agreement to sell Israel 25 F-15's and new agreement for 15 more mentioned; Israelis to also buy F-16's. State and Defense Department officials' response to anticipated Israeli reaction to sales to Egypt reported, include answer to charges that sales will set back peace talks made by Israeli foreign minister Dayan.
REPORTER: John Scali