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US-Saudi Arabia Relations / AWACS #73360

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 23, 1981
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(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's defense of AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia, despite opposition from Israel and Congress, noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) [Courtesy "Issues and Answers", HAIG - explains administration's commitment to sale.] Secretary of State noted denying deal with Israel if it lessens opposition to sale. [HAIG - denies payoff; discusses recent incident with Libyan warplanes.] Implications of Haig's remarks with regard to United States Mideast policy considered.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

Donaldson, Sam;
Vanocur, Sander

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