ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 17, 1980
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(Studio) United States noted trying to persuade Jordan's King Hussein to join Mideast peace process ever since Anwar Sadat visited Jerusalem in 1977; Hussein's current Washington, DC visit, extent of White House reception for him and apparent continuation of differences between United States and Jordan with regard to situation noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Hussein's refusal to join Camp David accords and his continued stance on Palestinian autonomy on west bank mentioned; Queen Noor mentioned, shown. [President CARTER - comments on existing doubts about peace process.] [HUSSEIN - notes mutual commitment to goals and objectives.] No significant problems said solved during meeting but strain between the 2 leaders' relationship said eased; Hussein's efforts on Capitol Hill with cmtes. who approve sales of military equipment noted. Queen Noor and Rosalynn Carter's meeting at Blair House reported; King's son mentioned. Hussein's aloofness from peace talks and problem created by that discussed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Alexandria, Egypt) President Anwar Sadat's reaction to Hussein outlined. [SADAT - accuses Hussein of holding out from Camp David talks because of money.] Sadat's allegation that Hussein's fellow Arabs bought him off with aid to keep him out of peace effort outlined; films shown. Sadat's assessment of Shah's health detailed. [SADAT - offers aid in any future rescue attempt of United States hostages in Iran.]
REPORTER: Doreen Kays
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