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Lebanon / Sarkis #245875

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1976
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(Studio) Christians and Moslems declare truce but soon resume fighting.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Newest hope for peace is new president, Elias Sarkis. He pays visit to outgoing president, Suleiman Franjieh. Both are Maronite Christians. Some leftists criticize Sarkis as Syrian-backed extension of previous regime. Leader leftists, Kamal Jumblatt, tells reporter Doug Tunnell that compromise may be worked out between him and Sarkis. United States envoy, L. Dean Brown, ends his Lebanese mission. [BROWN - hopes new government's motto to be reconstruction and reconciliation. Praises Sarkis. US, if asked, will help with rebuilding]

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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