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North-S. Yemen Conflict / Saudi Arabia #58814

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 1979
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(Studio) Soviet and Cuban-backed South Yemen forces reported gaining on North Yemen troops. North Yemen request to and United States pressure on Saudi Arabia to become involved discussed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) (Audio difficulty at 1st) Carter administration offer to fly squadron of F-15 fighters into area to prevent outside attack reported Film shown. Planes, piloted by United States Air Force personnel, noted as intended to provide cover for Saudi Arabia until involvement in North Yemen successful. Saudi response to administration offer stated; all-Arab rescue force, include Egypt and Jordan, mentioned. Carter's Mideast trip in face of Communist expansion discussed.
REPORTER: John Scali

Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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