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Mideast Developments #54584

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli reaction to President Anwar Sadat's remarks about possibility of another Mideast war reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Mideast dvts. since Sadat's peace initiative began last November outlined. Egyptian president's recent actions apparently to keep momentum going, such as remarks to troops at Suez Canal, and remarks about soon knowing fate of initiative, mentioned. Interview shown with Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel. [KAMEL - says Egypt awaits answers to recent questions put to Israelis by United States. States that Egypt hasn't meant to give impression that it will wait forever while other party does nothing.] West bank issue examined; Israel's position on request for return of all occupied Arab land stated. [KAMEL - discusses Egypt's willingness to be flexible in area of military security.] Uncertainty about what is happening now in Egypt noted; Sadat's internal problems outlined.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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