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Mideast Developments #53245

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 30, 1978
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(Studio) Two major news items are President Carter's foreign trip, today in Brazil, and Mideast developments in Cairo.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Failure of Carter-Begin talks in DC, Israelis' interest in separate peace with Egypt, Prime Min. Begin's letter to President Sadat and arrival in Cairo of Israeli defense minister Weizman outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptians' attitude toward Weizman visit and lack of new proposals from Israel reported Egyptian television film of meeting between Weizman and Sadat shown. Weizman's offer to solve Sinai problem, but failure to bring new positions on west bank and Palestinians, noted; Sadat's refusal to resume peace talks reported Sources' description of Sadat's attitude given.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) President Carter's presence in Brazil and his attention to Mideast dvts. noted. President news conference question with regard to report that United States wants Begin replaced cited. [CARTER - denies report] President's statements on plans to continue arms supplies to Egypt and other moderate Arabs mentioned. [CARTER - say's this is important part of United States foreign policy.] Upcoming debate in Congress over arms sales issue, especially with regard to proposed one to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, outlined.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Cairo radio report on letter from Sadat to Cairo with regard to talks with Weizman noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jennings, Peter;
Kays, Doreen;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry

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