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(Studio) Egypt's reenactment of October 6, 1973, crossing of Suez Canal noted occurring on same day as anniversary of Anwar Sadat's death.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Cairo, Egypt) President Hosni Mubarak's commemoration of 1973 war and of Sadat's death examined; films shown of assassination ambush. Events following assassination recalled, include trial of army Lieutenant Khaled Ahmed el-Istambouly and co-conspirators. [PRISONER - claims Sadat made himself a king.] Execution of conspiracy leaders recalled; belief here that Sadat, US and Israel created political atmosphere in which religious extremists became a threat noted. [Al"Ahram" newspaper editor Hamdi FUOAD - thinks US neglected Sadat's peace initiative in favor of currying Israeli favors; comments on Sadat's crackdown on critic in light of nation's economy] Reza Pahlevi mentioned joining Jihan Sadat for tomb-side ceremonies today.
REPORTER: Mike Lee
- Jennings, Peter;
- Lee, Mike
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