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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks #58129

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1979
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(Studio) Report on Camp David meeting among foreign mins. of Egypt and Israel and US Secretary of State.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Camp David, MD) Details of Camp David summit of September given and outcome recalled. Signal Corporation film and State Department photograph shown. Lack of info. about foreign mins.' talks noted. Major issue reported to be that of linking treaty to Palestinian authority on west bank and Gaza Strip. Expectations that another leaders' summit will be necessary stated. President Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's attitude toward peace treaty, since Shah left Iran and development of revolution in Iran, noted. His concerns about peace and stability in Mideast outlined. Sadat's remarks to US Defense Secretary Harold Brown, with regard to need for linkage in treaty, reported and his position that Egypt is logical replacement for Iran as Mideast pro-W. force stated. Egypt's need to replace outdated soviet military equipment with US weaponry and effect of peace treaty on this mentioned. Sadat's unwillingness to make more concessions in treaty talks cited.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli view of effect of Iranian situation on Camp David talks, their own position on peace treaty and continued action re: controversial west bank policies detailed. File film shown. Defense Secretary Harold Brown's remarks to Israelis' on recent trip reported Limited effect on Israel of loss of Iranian oil noted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) President Carter's remarks about foreign mins. talks and his earlier statements about possibility of another summit with Sadat and Menahem Begin mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Kays, Doreen;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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