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Carter Press Conference #53338

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 09, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Carter press conf., include questions with regard to Ethiopia-Somalia war and US-Israeli relations
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) [CARTER - announces statements from Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre of intention to withdraw troops from occupied Ogaden area. Says withdrawal of USSR and Cuban presence could begin after this.] Israeli Prime Min. Begin's claim that United Nations resolution 242 doesn't require Israeli withdrawal from west bank noted. [CARTER - says rejection of 242 would be serious blow to Mideast peace efforts.] Resignation of Mark Siegel, who was White House liaison with American Jewish community, and reasons for it cited. [CARTER - commends Siegel; notes that when there's disagreement at White House, he makes final decision himself.] Siegel's objections to pkging. of arms sales to Israel and to Arabs and upcoming congress debate on this detailed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Walters, Barbara

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