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Lebanon / Protests / Syria / Rabin / Kissinger #245383

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1976
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(Studio) Lebanon truce holding up due to Syrian military intervention blocking arms to leftists. 52 killed; 120 hurt in street fighting. 1000 Palestinians and Moslems protest Syrian presence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sidon, Lebanon) Leftists angry at Syrian intervention. Moslems accuse Syria intimidating politicians who might otherwise vote for leftist candidate in upcoming president elections. Feared Syria will side with Christians if truce falls apart. President Hafez al-Assad says his troops in Lebanon to prevent war.

(Studio) Israel Premier Yitzhak Rabin says Israel will tolerate some Syrian troops in Lebanon. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger testifies to Senate subcommittee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [KISSINGER - says Syrian forces introduced into Lebanese border area. Neither United States or Israel believes Syrian actions threaten Israeli security, but situation bears watching.] Believed United States hopes Syrian move will defuse Lebanese situation.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Lee, Mike

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