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US-United Nations / Arafat Ban #113134

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: John Martin) World reaction to Secretary of State George Shultz's decision to bar PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat from United States to make speech at United Nations reported; scenes shown from UN. [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Ismat KITTANI - calls United States decision a violation.] [SHULTZ, President REAGAN - comment on decision.] [Arab League UN ambassador Clovis MAKSOUD - comments on decision against Arafat.] Request from allies that decision be reviewed noted. [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - says decision is final.] Stmt. from Arafat quoted; scenes shown of Arafat at United Nations in 1974. Explanation from State Department about PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) terrorism given; photograph shown of Leon Klinghoffer, who was murdered on Achille Lauro. Tentative agreement to move Palestinian debate out of New York City to Geneva, Switzerland, noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Israel reported to be only nation supporting US decision. Report introduced.

(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Opposition to United States decision featured; scenes shown. [Egypt's president Hosni MUBARAK - says Arafat going to United Nations is of no harm to US.] Response of European allies West Germany, Italy, France and Great Britain to United States decision outlined on screen. [Ex-British UN amb. Sir Anthony PARSONS - says it is a rebuff to moderation.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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