General Moshe Dayan, Israel's Defence Minister, met with U.S. Defence Secretary Melvin Laird and Secretary?
LV INT. Laird and Dayan at lunch in Pentagon (4 shots)
GV Defence Department building
SV INT. Dayan enters room and shakes hands with Rogers and pose for photographs (2 shots)
GV EXT. Defence Department building
SCU Dayan making statement (SOUND ON FILM)
TRANSCRIPT: NEWSMAN: "Mr. Minister, are you now satisfied that the United States is doing everything necessary to keep the military balance in the Middle East?"
SEQ. 5: GEN. DAYAN: "I think that now we feel better about what we got from your government. I don't know about the balance. I wouldn't use this terminology. It's very complicated but I think that just now we got the main items that we felt that we should have got."
NEWSMAN: "What did you get?"
GEN. DAYAN: "Well, didn't you read your paper?"
NEWSMAN: "Is the paper right?"
GEN. JAYAN: "Now, wait a minute. I'm not going into figures and timetables but we did get promises about the supply of aeroplanes - about how many, and when we are going to get them: that I am not going into."
NEWSMAN: "Specifically Phantoms?"
GEN. DAYAN: "Er...er...good aeroplanes, good American aeroplanes."
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Background: General Moshe Dayan, Israel's Defence Minister, met with U.S. Defence Secretary Melvin Laird and Secretary of State William Rogers on Monday (7 Feb.) and later told newsmen: "We got the main items that we felt we should have got." Reuter reports the United States is ready to supply more Phantom jet fighters.
SYNOPSIS: Israel's Defence Minister, General Moshe Dayan, had a luncheon meeting at the Pentagon on Monday with United States Defence Secretary Melvin Laird. They're believed to have discussed the sale of more jet aircraft to Israel. Reuter reports suggest the Americans will sell Israel more than 120 over the next few years, but no details were officially released.
Later, at the Defence Department, General Dayan met the U.S. Secretary of State, William Rogers, for talks which lasted one-and-a-half hours. The Israeli minister told newsmen afterwards that he hoped talks with Egypt on an interim agreement about the Suez Canal might begin soon. That would make it easier, he said, for Egypt not to open fire. Then newsmen quizzed him about the expected American decision to supply Israel with more jet aircraft.