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Mideast Plane Sale #53781

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1978
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(Studio) Reports on administration compromise proposal to get Mideast plane sale thru Congress
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) White House revelation of President Carter's compromise proposal, to later sell additional F-15's to Israel and presentation of Saudi Arabia's guarantee not to use their F-15's against Israel, on eve of Senator For. Relations Committee vote on issue reported Legal question involved in Saudi guarantee, since it was embodied in letter to Congress from Defense Secretary Brown, noted. Defense Department film shown.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(DC) Report on congress reaction to administration proposal. [Senator Richard STONE - thinks vote will be close.] [Senator Frank CHURCH - says proposal didn't produce coalescing in committee that would have avoided confrontation on floor.] Admin. officials' view that they can win either on Senate floor or in House International Relations Committee noted.

Compton, Ann;
Hume, Brit;
Jarriel, Tom

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