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    SECRETARY VANCE INDICATED A CHANGE IN EMPHASIS IN U.S. MIDEAST POLICY AT A TUESDAY PRESSER,?

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    TAPE SHOWS: ESTAB OPENING STATE BY VANCE WARMLY PRAISING THE NEW ISRAELI-EGYPTIAN RAPPORT..BREAKTHROUGH..STEPPINGSTONE TO PEACE... BREACHING OF PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS THAT HAVE IMPEDED PROGRESS... A SINGLE ACTION THAT SWEEPS AWAY ALL DOUBTS ABOUT SINCERITY OF THE TWO GOVERNMENTS IN SEEKING END TO BLOODSHED AND STRIFE.. INITIATIVE HAS OUR FULL SUPPORT AND IT IS CONSISTENT WITH OUT POLICY..OUR PROPER ROLE IS TO SUPPORT THEIR PROGRESS TO HELP THEM WHEREVER WE CAN..



    THEN TO Q AND A ALL ITEMS ON MIDEAST..ASKED ABOUT SOVIET REACTION CALLS THEIR POLITICAL COMMENTARY UNHELPFUL.. RAISING QUESTIONS ON THEIR ULTIMATE OBJECTIVES..DEFERS JUDGEMENT UNTIL MEETING WITH ASSISTANT SECRETARY HABIB..THEN TO SEVERAL QUESTIONS ON GENEVA..ANSWERING THAT HE DOESNT WANT TO SPECULATE ON THAT (WHEN)..WHAT IS IMPORTANT NOW IS TO MAKE PROGRESS AT CAIRO.. THEN NOTES TO ANOTHER QUESTION THAT A SETTLEMENT IS POSSIBLE WITHOUT GENEVA CONFERENCE BUT INTENTION OF ALL PARTIES TO MOVE TOWARD GENEVA..ASKED WHY HE IS PERSONALLY GOING TO MIDEAST CAPITALS..REITERATES THAT ROLE OF U.S. IS SUPPORTIVE ONE.. BUT THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE TO FACE TO FACE MEETINGS.. HAPPY THAT THEY MEETING FACE TO FACE..U.S. WILL ASKING ALL ARAB LEADERS TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND ON CAIRO TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS




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    Background: SECRETARY VANCE INDICATED A CHANGE IN EMPHASIS IN U.S. MIDEAST POLICY AT A TUESDAY PRESSER, SAYING THAT IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT NOW, IN WASHINGTON'S VIEW, TO EXPLOIT THE BREAK THROUGH OF THE SADAT INIATIVE.. FULLY SUPPORT PROGRESS AT THE CAIRO CONFERENCE. THAT WAS THE IMPORTANT TING NOW.. ADDING THAT HE THOUGHT +IT WAS NOW POSSIBLE TO A SETTLEMENT WITHOUT A GENEVA CONFERENCE.+

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70IY6VTUX5NLZED3L8TUVPPW8
    Media URN:
    VLVA70IY6VTUX5NLZED3L8TUVPPW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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