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Mideast Affairs / Rogers / Ethiopia #9139

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 1970
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(Studio) Israel bombed factory near Cairo, political explosions followed today. Egypt blames United States for it.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Cairo, Egypt) Israeli strike on economy and civilian target deep in Egypt is escalation of war. 70 civilians killed in bombing; many injured. Emotional reaction to incident strong; called massacre; blame United States because US planes used in bombing. Gamal Abdel Nasser under pressure to retaliate.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Egyptian radio says Israel will not escape punishment. In Israel, newspaper calls for investigation of errors, to avoid them in future. Tass in Moscow says were piratical attacks. William Rogers in Africa feels Mideast tension.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Ethiopia) Rogers met with President of Yugoslavia and Emperor Haile Selassie; talked with Tito who is pro-Arab but not fanatic. Rogers tells Tito, US wants fair settlement in Mideast. As long as United States planes sold to Israel, Arabs will be anti-US.
REPORTER: John Scali

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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