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Mideast / Sadat-Carter Talks / Hardliners' Meeting #52829

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) President Sadat's arrival for wkend. talks with President Carter at Camp David noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Report on Egyptian president's arrival at Andrews Air Force Base and later informal greeting by President Carter at White House Background of events bringing Sadat to United States given. [CARTER - states that it's up to Sadat, Prime Min. Begin, other leaders and people of United States to rededicate efforts to peace. Will spare no effort in this search and won't betray trust he believes United States has from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria and others.] [SADAT - notes that peace has proven to be fragile and vulnerable since his trip to Jerusalem and that this must be remedied.] Is noted mtgs. to take place at Camp David.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(DC) [Temporary audio failure.] Background of disagreements between US and Egypt, especially with regard to Palestinian issue, given; Carter's stop in Aswan noted and film shown. Expectations with regard to talks over wkend. cited, include discussion of Palestinians and Israeli attitude toward self-determination, Sinai, Israeli settlements and arms request.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Studio) Details given of discussions at Arab hard-liners' conference in Algiers, incl. statement that they might seek arms from USSR in order to fight new Mideast war. Contd. disharmony among hard-liners and late arrival at conference of Libya's Colonel Kadhafi noted. Film shown. Reporter Jerry King's reports that nothing has happened at hard-liners' conference to spoil Sadat's time at Camp David reports
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Compton, Ann;
Kays, Doreen;
Reasoner, Harry

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