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Mideast Developments #55741

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 19, 1978
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(Studio) Indications of dissatisfaction with Camp David agreements by Jordan and Saudi Arabia noted. Growing concern in Washington, DC about public statements by President Anwar Sadat and Prime Min. Menahem Begin reported President Carter's farewell discussions with 2 leaders outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Carter's separate farewells to Sadat and Begin mentioned. President's reported concern about public statements made by each in television interviews, concerning provisions in agreements and especially those about which info. hasn't been released, outlined. Particular concern about some statements from Begin detailed. Sources' remarks about keeping Sadat and Begin from such interviews as those with Barbara Walters, Walter Cronkite and John Chancellor quoted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Saudi Arabia's statement of rejection of agreements quoted, include comments on Palestinian rights and homeland, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) participation and Israeli withdrawal from occupied lands include Jerusalem. Report on Jordanian reaction.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Amman, Jordan) Statement coming from King Hussein's emergency cabinet session in Amman outlined. Is described as not outright rejection of agreements, but indicates Jordan won't soon join peace plan. Jordan's hard-line Arab neighbors, Syria and Iraq, mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Studio) Impt. of Hussein's role in Mideast talks and outlook for his joining them examined. Background on his dealings with Palestinians and wars with Israelis over west bank and Jerusalem given. Films shown. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's departure for Mideast in effort to garner support for Camp David agreements reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Andrews AFB) Outline of arguments Vance will use to convince Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to support agreements listed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Yasir Arafat's reaction to Camp David agreements, in speech at graduate exercises for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) guerrilla trainees in Lebanon, quoted. His comments about Sadat and Carter mentioned. Film shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Blakemore, Bill;
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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