ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decision by United States to begin talking with PLO announced; details given of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's United Nations speech and news conf. in Geneva, Switzerland. Report introduced.
(Geneva, Switzerland: Barrie Dunsmore) Clarification by Arafat of PLO position on Israel's right to exist reported; scenes shown. [At press conf., ARAFAT - reads speech on Israel and Palestine's right to exist; (thru translator) says statement is entirely clear.] [At United Nations General Assembly, United States ambassador Vernon WALTERS - says United States is tired of this conflict.] Walters' stmts. to both Palestinians and Israelis outlined on screen. Issue of conds. for US- PLO dialogue reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Briefing by Secretary of State George Shultz anticipated; press room shown. History of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reviewed. [Reading statement, SHULTZ - says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) has accepted United Nations resolutions 242 and 338, thus accepting Israel's right to exist and renouncing terrorism; says United States ambassador to Tunisia is authorized to open PLO-US dialogue; outlines United States position on status of West Bank and Gaza; says United States does not recognize independent Palestinian state.] [While answering questions, SHULTZ - comments on conds. for United States dialogue with PLO, Palestinian situation, Israel.] United States ambassador to Tunisia, Robert Pelletreau, named.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Responses of Israel and Palestinians reported [Israeli ambassador to United States Moshe ARAD - expresses disappointment with United States decision to establish contact with PLO; discusses Israel's relations with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and US; explains Israeli position on PLO.] Arafat's stmts. reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; DC: John McWethy) Discussion of Arafat's clarification of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) position held; details given of changes in Arafat's wording from yesterday to today. Conds. of US-PLO dialogue enumerated, include issues of terrorism, West Bank and Gaza.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Israeli reaction to stmts. by Arafat and Shultz discussed.
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