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Middle East / Chemical Weapons / Israel #113578

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Govt. concern over increase presence of offensive missiles in Middle East reported Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Issue of chemical weapons product at plant in Rabta, Libya, and of chemical warfare capability of other ntns. in area featured; map shown; scenes shown of Iraq's use of chemical weapons in war with Iran.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Israel's preparations for defense against chemical weapons featured. [Defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - says some Arab ntns. have means for chemical warfare.] Iraq's use of nerve gas against Kurds and Iran recalled; scenes shown. [Israeli foreign minister, Moshe ARENS - discusses chemical warfare.] [Israeli SOLDIER - discusses army's preparations.] Training of civilian population in use of gas masks and air bags reviewed; Israeli army film and school drills shown. Israel's chemical weapon capability reviewed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Dean;
Zelnick, Bob

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