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Carter / Nuclear Proliferation / Weizman / Mideast Arms Sales #52959

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 10, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's activities reported, include signing bill concerning nuclear proliferation and meeting with Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman. Background on Weizman, who has become controversial due to opposition to further Israeli settlements on occupied lands, given. Weizman's attempt to get Carter administration to separate proposed sale of jet fighters, include F-15, to Israel from that to Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Details given of proposed sale of F-16, F-SE, and F-15 fighters to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia and of letter from several members of House Armed Services Committee to President in expression of concern about sale. Mil., econ. and political reasons for administration stand on package sale explained. Saudi Arabian element in deal outlined, include oil supply and price issue and Saudis' need for weapons to protect selves from South Yemen, Libya, Israel and Iraq.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Interview of Weizman by Barbara Walters on Sunday's "Issues and Answers" program noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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