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Lebanon / Karami Assassinated #109617

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Lebanese Secret Army organization reported claiming responsibility for assassination of Prime Min. Rashid Karami.

(No location given: Mike Lee) Karami's murder examined; details given, scenes shown. His political career in Lebanon reviewed. [Lebanese dipl. Hany SALAAM - notes Karami, a moderate Sunni political, worked for unity of Lebanon.] Christian pols.' opposition to him for inviting Syrian peacekeeping troops into Lebanon this year noted; President Amin Gemayel's reaction to Karami's recent letter of resignation described. Druse leader Walid Jumblatt said accusing Christian elements of killing Karami. [Christian leader Dany CHAMOUN - denies Christian responsibility.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gemayel reported naming Dr. Selim al Hoss as interim prime minister

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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