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Mideast Arms Sales / Turkey Embargo #53793

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1978
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote to keep embargo on arms sales to Turkey reported Same committee tied vote on sale of war planes to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Details of vote on Mideast sale noted. [Senator Frank CHURCH - argues against sale.] Sale of more planes to Israel than to other 2 ntns. and Senator Muriel Humphrey's turnaround vote said crucial. Vice President Walter Mondale's call to Senator Humphrey noted. [HUMPHREY - votes for sale, by voting "no."] Matter now slated for full Senate vote. Committee vote to retain pkg. deal nature of sale reported [VOICE - declares unanimity.] Film shown. Meaning of vote interpreted. Prospects for sales said good.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) President Carter's anticipations noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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