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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(No location given: Barrie Dunsmore) Beginning of withdrawal of militia from Beirut, Lebanon, under supervision of the Syrian army noted; scenes shown of fashion show amidst the rubble of what used to be a fashionable Beirut hotel; details given of the Middle East politics that surround Lebanon and link it to Persian Gulf crisis. Irony of Syrian aid to United States in the gulf explained; Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's needs from United States cited. [Assad biographer Patrick SEALE - says Assad hopes US will see his point of view in the Arab-Israeli conflict.] [Former Reagan mideast adviser Geoffrey KEMP - says United States must be cautious in dealing with Assad.]
- Dunsmore, Barrie;
- Sawyer, Forrest
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