ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 06, 1981
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(Studio) United States concern over fate of Mideast peace accords now that President Anwar Sadat has been assassinated noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) President Reagan's recent meeting with Sadat recalled. [REAGAN and SADAT - praise each other.] Statement issued by Reagan following Secretary of State Alexander Haig's report on shooting shown, quoted. [Senator Orrin HATCH - notes President's reaction to shooting.] [REAGAN - praises Sadat; comments on assassination.] President's meeting with civilian and military leaders today noted; White House photograph of Reagan's meeting recently with Egyptian vice president Hosni Mubarak shown. Issue of AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia noted being pushed by President following assassination; question of Reagan attending Sadat's funeral considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Concern here over stability of Egyptian government discussed; vice president Mubarak's meeting with Reagan recalled, shown. [Ambassador Ashraf GHORBAL - says Sadat's policies, include Camp David accords, will continue] Questions relative to situation outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(DC) Moves considered by United States to reaffirm United States support of Egypt and warning over possible intrusions by Libya, USSR and Moslem extremists discussed. Egyptian leaders said suspecting Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi's involvement in assassination; issue of United States arms shipments to defense Sudan against Libya discussed.
REPORTER: John Scali