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President Reagan and President Sadat Reporting to the Press the Features of a Meeting;
Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library.

 

Summary of New York Times Interview
December 23, 1970
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park.
A State Department telegram summarizing a NY Times interview with President Sadat that focused on Israeli air attacks on the Canal Zone and the Egyptian response.

Speech to the Press
January 2, 1971
President Sadat describes the circumstances under which the UAR accepted a ceasefire agreement in 1970. He also accuses the United States of acting in collusion with Israel while pretending to be a neutral party.

President Sadat answers the questions of the Central Committee Members
April 25, 1972
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
President Sadat addresses questions about military preparedness and the relationship with
the USSR, Egypt's main arms supplier. This document was originally printed in the
newspaper, Al-Ahkbar.

Time and Newsweek Interviews with President Sadat
March 25, 1974
State Department Cables of interviews on the following issues: the October War, Pan-Arabism,
the reopening of the Suez Canal, the Palestinians, and the prospects for peace.

Excerpt from an Interview with Kuwaiti TV
May 16, 1975
President Sadat points to the Palestinian issue as the “essence” of the Arab-Israeli dispute.

Comments to Reporters in Salzburg
June 2, 1975
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Ford and Sadat answer questions on their progress in discussions at Salzburg.

Excerpt from an Interview to Beirut Television 
June 4, 1975
President Sadat says that Israel is afraid of peace and they are rejecting every proposal on the table.

Excerpt from an Interview to Al-Nahar
June 18, 1975
President Sadat, after meeting with President Ford, says they are in agreement that peace is still possible and of the need to maintain the momentum of peace.

Excerpt from an Interview with French Television
October 24, 1975
President Sadat says his goal since the 1973 war has been to move toward peace, rather than back into a state of “no war, no peace.”

Press Conference in Washington, D.C.
October 28, 1975
President Sadat answers questions on the proposed Geneva Conference, the participation of the PLO, friendliness with the US, and Syria’s intentions.

Press Conference before a Flight from Chicago to Houston
October 31, 1975
President Sadat answers questions on US-Egyptian relations, the Palestinians, and the reasons for his visit. BABK

Press Conference with Egyptian Journalists
November 4, 1975
President Sadat makes a brief statement saying that he believed his trip to the US to be “100% successful.” He then answers questions on Israel, US relations, and the status of the Palestinians. BAFO

Interview with ABC
November 6, 1975
President Sadat answers questions about proposed arms sales with the US, US-supplied nuclear reactors, Israel, and the role of the PLO. BABI

Excerpt from an Interview with British ITN TV
November 6, 1975
President Sadat invites England to participate in the Geneva Peace Conference. BAAP

Excerpt from a Press Conference at the End of a Visit to Britain
November 8, 1975
President Sadat stresses the need for Britain and France to join the Geneva Conference.

Interview by Kuwaiti Newspaper Assiyassa
January 8, 1976
President Sadat answers a range of questions on both foreign and domestic affairs, including Egypt economic troubles, the Palestinian question, and relations with the superpowers.

Excerpt from a Press Conference Following a meeting with the Canadian Foreign Minister
January 13, 1976
President Sadat stresses the need for Palestine to be represented at the Geneva Conference. He also names UN resolutions 242 and 338 as the cornerstones of the peace process.

Press Conference with President Sadat and Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis of Greece
January 22, 1976
President Sadat answers questions about Egypt-Greece relations as well as the Palestinian-Lebanese situation.

Interview with the Egyptian Newspaper Al Goumherya
January 25, 1976
President Sadat discusses his stance on freedom of the press and an open society. He also briefly answers questions on Lebanon and Angola.

Interview with Lebanese Magazine El Hawadeth
February 3, 1976
President Sadat defends the peace accords with Israel, refutes his critics who call him a traitor to the Arab cause, and especially addresses Egyptian relations with Syria.

Interview with Saudi Newspaper Okaz
February 21, 1976
President Sadat explains his reasons for his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s economic problems, the need for open dialogue, and Arab unity. He likens the Arab struggle against Israel to the Allies in World War II: nations with different leaders, economic systems, and ideologies fighting for a common cause. He also discusses Egypt’s relations with the Big Powers.

Interview with the Iranian News Agency
February 23, 1976
President Sadat proclaims the Geneva Conference as the only way to resolve Israeli-Egyptian hostility and calls the US the decisive factor in negotiations.

Excerpt from an Interview with a British TV Correspondent in Muscat
February 26, 1976
President Sadat dismisses the possibility of a unilateral peace with Egypt alone, instead arguing for the Geneva Conference with all Arab states and the Palestinian’s represented.

Interview with British TV
February 26, 1976
President Sadat discusses how to attain non-belligerency with Israel and expresses his desire for a comprehensive peace, rather than a step-by-step process.

Interview Prior to President Sadat’s Departure from Abu Dhabi
February 28, 1976
President Sadat says the October War has caused disruptions in Israel that should be seized by the Arab world.

Excerpt from a Press Conference at the Besman Palace in Kuwait
February 29, 1976
President Sadat accuses Israel of being afraid to go to Geneva.

Press Conference in Kuwait
February 29, 1976
President Sadat answers questions on the Geneva Convention, the role of the US, domestic issues, and relations with Syria and the USSR.

Interview on Radio Baden Baden
March 9, 1976
President Sadat discusses his upcoming trip to West Germany, his support for a Palestinian state, and what he calls a German “guilt complex” with regards to Israel.

Excerpt from an Interview to West German Radio
March 9, 1976
President Sadat says the Palestinians cannot recognize Israel because they have no state of their own.

Excerpt from an Interview with the Vorwarts Paper of Germany
March 25, 1976
President Sadat states that he is ready for a permanent peace under the resolutions of the United Nations.

Interview with a West German News Agency
March 26, 1976
President Sadat discusses Egyptian relations with West Germany and Europe, and describes Soviet-Egyptian ties as “awkward.” He expresses his hopes for a productive visit to Germany and to learn from German economic progress.

Interview with the German Newspaper “Vorwarts”
March 27, 1976
President Sadat discusses his upcoming visit with Chancellor Schmidt, the Palestinians, and the future of FRG-Egypt relations.

Interview with the German Magazine “Der Spiegel”
March 27, 1976
President Sadat discusses his decision to end the “Friendship Treaty” with the USSR, the possibility of Israeli nuclear weapons, the Palestinian question, and his goals for his visit in West Germany.

Excerpt from an Interview with Italian Channel Two
March 28, 1976
President Sadat points out that he called for a peace conference during the October War of 1976.

Interview with Italian Channel Two
March 28, 1976
President Sadat discusses Europe’s relationship with Egypt, the reopening of the Suez Canal, and the end of the “Friendship Treaty” with the USSR.

Interview Granted to the German Publications “Frankfurter Allgemeine” and “Suddeutsche Zeitung”
March 29, 1976
President Sadat discusses his expectations for his visit to Germany and answers questions on Israel, the Geneva Conference, and Egypt’s role in the Middle East.

Joint Press Conference with German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
March 30, 1976
President Sadat makes a brief statement on relations between the FRG and Egypt.

Press Conference in Bonn
March 31, 1976
President Sadat answers questions on his talks with Chancellor Schmidt and states that the two leaders had no disagreement on any issue.

Interview with Egyptian Residents and Students Living in Paris
April 4, 1976
President Sadat has an in-depth discussion of the crisis in Lebanon. He also discusses thawing relations with the West while maintaining socialism, pointing to Austria as a role model.

Press Conference in Paris
April 4, 1976
President Sadat discusses his talks with French President D’Estaing and answers questions on Lebanon, the PLO, US domestic elections, and the redevelopment of the Suez Canal.

Excerpt from an Interview with Italian Radio
April 8, 1976
President Sadat says Geneva is the best place to discuss peace because all parties will be represented.

Press Conference at the Egyptian Embassy in Rome
April 8, 1976
President Sadat briefly discusses relations with the West and the USSR.

Interview with Italian TV Channel 1
April 8, 1976
President Sadat discusses Egypt’s position in the Middle East as well as its movement away from the Soviet orbit.

Interview with Italian Radio
April 8, 1976
President Sadat answers a few questions on Egypt’s foreign relations.

Excerpt from an Interview with an Austrian Newspaper
April 11, 1976
President Sadat calls for the Palestinians to be represented as equals at the Geneva Conference.

Interview with an Austrian Newspaper
April 11, 1976
President Sadat points to Austria as a model of both socialism and democracy working in harmony. He also discusses Egyptian-Israeli relations saying he cannot imagine normalized relations with Israel within the lifetime of the present generation.

Press Conference before President Sadat’s Departure from Austria
April 13, 1976
President Sadat answers questions about Libya, China, the PLO, and other nations. He reaffirms that he will never relinquish one inch of Arab land.

Excerpt from a Press Conference with Danish Journalists
April 25, 1976
President Sadat says that the peace conference in Geneva must allow the Palestinians to participate as their fate is more pertinent to the Arab-Israeli dispute than even the Sinai or Golan Heights.

Press Conference with Danish Journalists
April 25, 1976
President Sadat explains a Palestinian state as the only way to resolve the issue, Egypt’s relations with China, and the Lebanon crisis.

Interview with Danish Television
April 30, 1976
President Sadat stresses that the US is the only nation with the power to compel the Israelis to make peace but also criticizes the Soviet Union for refusing to provide arms to Egypt.

Press Conference on the Occasion of Africa Day
May 26, 1976
President Sadat answers questions about the October War and Egypt’s position as both an Arab and an African nation.

Interview with the “Times” Newspaper
June 4, 1976
President Sadat discusses his plan to revive the Geneva peace convention, Egypt’s relationship with the superpowers, economic plans, and the October War. He reaffirms his commitment to nationalized industries and discusses the October War’s introduction of the “age of the missile” where he believed Egyptian anti-tank and anti-air missiles countered Israeli superiority in armor and aircraft.

Interview to the French Magazine “Expansion”
June 8, 1976
President Sadat addresses Egypt’s economic woes, particularly her high-interest debt and her need to spend heavily on the defense sector. He also discusses the Arab nations as the “sixth international power” as well as Egypt’s relations with the USSR, Egyptian nuclear power plants, the conflict with Israel, and the domestic political situation.

Excerpt from an Interview to a French Magazine “Expansions”
June 8, 1976
President Sadat seeks to bring the Israelis to Geneva to negotiate a comprehensive peace, including the Palestinians, terminating the state of belligerency that existed for twenty eight years.

Excerpt from an Interview with the Iranian Newspaper Etlaat
June 13, 1976
President Sadat says he intends to move forward with the peace process despite elections in the United States.

Interview to the Iranian Newspaper “Eltaat”
June 13, 1976
President Sadat reflects on his first six years in office and his political and economic plans for the future. He also discusses his upcoming visit to Iran, his desire to work with the Shah to rid the Gulf of foreign influences, and Egypt’s debt situation. Finally, he discusses Egypt’s position on Lebanon, its differences with Syria and the Arab world, the Geneva convention, and Egypt’s role as a leader in Africa.

Press Conference on the Occasion of the Centenary Festival of “Al Ahram” Newspaper
June 13, 1976
President Sadat states a hands-off policy with regards to Lebanon and calls 1976 the “Year of Palestine.” He answers questions on the diplomatic struggle to get the Palestinians into the peace process over Israeli objections. He also discusses the state of Egyptian military readiness and relations with other countries.

Excerpt from a Press Conference in Tehran
June 19, 1976
President Sadat says that it was after the second disengagement negotiations that it was decided to seek an overall settlement.

Press Conference in Tehran
June 19, 1976
President Sadat answers questions about his stay in Iran, his views towards foreign troops in Africa, and Egyptian foreign affairs.

Meeting with Egyptian Journalists in Tehran
June 19, 1976
President Sadat comments on the situation in Lebanon and the plan to for French troops to rescue foreigners trapped there.

Interview with the Iranian Newspaper “Rastakheras”
June 20, 1976
President Sadat makes brief statements on Lebanon, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Egypt’s relations with China.

Interview with Iranian Television
June 20, 1976
President Sadat states his affinity for Iran as a great civilization and his hope to join with the Shah in expelling foreign influence from the Gulf.

Excerpt from a Press Conference in Doha, Qatar
June 24, 1976
President Sadat declares that Arabs are not afraid of Geneva, but Israel is because of the Palestinian question.

Press Interview in Doha, Qatar
June 24, 1976
President Sadat discusses the full range of Egyptian foreign affairs questions; from Israel and Lebanon to relations with the superpowers and the Arab world.

Excerpt from an Interview with Reader’s Digest
July 2, 1976
President Sadat notes that the US is the freest of all the actors in the Middle East to act because of its supply of Israel.

Excerpt from an Interview with George Michaelson of “Parade” Magazine
February 6, 1977
President Sadat says that prospects for peace have never been better, making it crucial for him to visit with President Carter. BAAW

Excerpt from a Joint Press Conference with the Foreign Minister of West Germany
February 12, 1977
President Sadat thanks Germany for its peace proposal and states his desire to negotiate with the Israelis in Geneva. But he cautions that the only alternative to peace is to liberate the lands by military force. BABE

Excerpt from an Interview with El Watan El Arabi
February 16, 1977
President Sadat says that the Israelis can never offer a peace plan, but the October War has created so much disruption inside that nation they are forced to accept an Arab solution. He says that the Palestinians must be included in negotiations so that the Israelis cannot use them as an excuse to procrastinate.

Excerpt from a Press Conference on the Occasion of a Visit from US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
February 17, 1977
President Sadat says peace cannot be imposed by Israel and that the US has the power to create a just peace in the Middle East.

Excerpt from an Interview with British TV
February 22, 1977
President Sadat says that the Arabs are ready for peace but Israel, having never expected this development, is trying to delay and stymie the peace process.

Excerpt from an Interview given to French TV
February 23, 1977
President Sadat says it is not contradictory to call for peace and for renewed supply of weapons.

Interview with President Sadat on Canadian Television
November 16, 1977
President Sadat outlines his reasons for his offer to go to the Knesset saying seventy percent of the Arab-Israeli problem is psychological and his offer is a way to reduce the issue to its 30 percent of substance.

President Sadat gives a Press Conference in Damascus
November 17, 1977
President Sadat discusses his expectations for the trip to the Knesset. Also attached is an official statement detailing Sadat’s itinerary in Jerusalem.

Press Release Confirming President Sadat’s Acceptance of the Offer to Visit Jerusalem
November 19, 1977
This statement contains a rough outline of President Sadat’s planned events and his intention to secure a just peace.

Statement by the People’s Assembly on President Sadat’s Visit to Jerusalem
November 19, 1977
A message of support for President Sadat’s trip and to the peace process in general.

President Sadat is Interviewed by CRS
November 25, 1977
President Sadat discusses his view of how Israeli-Arab negotiations will be conducted now that he has visited the Knesset.

President Sadat conducts an Interview with NBC Television
November 27, 1977
President Sadat discusses his plan to invite the US, the USSR, Syria, and Israel to Cairo to prepare for the summit in Geneva.

President Sadat conducts and Interview with ABC Television
November 28, 1977
President Sadat addresses questions about the proposed ‘Cairo Conference’ including whether the PLO will be invited and how Israel will react.

President Sadat conducts an Interview with American Television Networks
December 1, 1977
President Sadat discusses the steps needed to get to a Geneva Conference and lasting peace.

Joint Press Conference with President Sadat and PM Begin
December 26, 1977
The two leaders discuss the details of the proposed negotiations and the progress made thus far.

White House Press Statement on the Departure of President Sadat
February 8, 1978
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
A press release covering the meetings between President Sadat and President Carter including the US commitment both to the security of Israel as well as peace in the Middle East. President Sadat states the need to pursue peace under UN resolution 242, resolve the Palestinian question, and the need for comprehensive peace beyond the mere termination of hostilities.

White House Statement on Sadat-Carter Meeting in Cairo
March 8, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
A brief description of the subjects covered by the two presidents.

Exchange with American Reporters on the Train to Alexandria (Egypt)
March 9, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Sadat and Carter answer questions on the peace process and the Palestinian question.

White House Statement on Sadat-Carter Meeting in Alexandria (Egypt)
March 9, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
A brief description and list of attendees.

Remarks in Giza (Egypt)
March 10, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Closing remarks upon the conclusion of President Carter’s visit.

Statement on an Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty
March 25, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Announcement of the signing of the peace treaty.

Remarks to the Press during President Sadat’s 1980 Visit to the US
April 9, 1980
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Carter and Sadat discuss their work towards securing greater peace in the Middle East. Included is a White House press release summarizing the visit of President Sadat.

Visit of President Sadat of Egypt; In a White House Statement
April 9, 1980
The statement describes a discussion between President Carter and President Sadat on what measures have thus far been taken in the Camp David Accord. They also reveal their hopes and determination in completing a successful conclusion of the agreement by May 26, 1980.

President Carter and President Sadat Remark to the Press after a Meeting
April 9, 1980
Both President Carter and President Sadat give remarks to reporters following a meeting; they state that discussions over the past two days have been constructive and progressive.

Remarks by Presidents Reagan and Sadat at a Welcoming Ceremony for President Sadat
August 5, 1981; Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library.
President Reagan welcomes President Sadat in their first official meeting together. He also expresses his commitment to the Camp David agreements and his desire to strengthen bilateral relations. President Sadat also articulates his desire for peace and stresses the importance of his impending talks with Reagan.

 

President Reagan and President Sadat Remark on a Meeting Held on August 6

President Reagan and President Sadat Remark on a Meeting Held on August 6, 1981;
Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library.

 

Remarks of Presidents Reagan and President Sadat Following a Meeting
August 6, 1981
President Reagan speaks of three main points discussed in the meeting: the strategic threat of the Soviet Union in the Near East, Southwest Asia and Africa, Sadat's urging of the United States continued support in the Camp David Accord and the growing relations between the United States and Egypt in terms of mutual security, military cooperation and economic matters. 

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