CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 22, 1976
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(Studio) Fighting resumes in and around Beirut. Joint Arab peace-keeping force takes position at Beirut airport. British-led convoy with 10 Americans goes overland to Damascus. United States ship with evacuees arrives in Athens, Greece.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Athens, Greece) United States said to have rendered de facto recognition to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in refugee evacuation. United States effort said to have been under PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) protection. Evacuation said joint US, Palestinian operation. USS Spiegel Grove described. United States Navy said ready to use force to protect evacuees. Fewer persons evacuated than expected. Palestinians said real winners as in charge of beach from which evacuation made.
REPORTER: John Sheahan
(Studio) In Paris Henry Kissinger asked if United States had had contact with PLO. Paris film shown. [KISSINGER - denies direct United States contact with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) during evacuation. Necessarily United States had to deal with intermediaries. Control of evacuation area by other Palestinian groups, as well as PLO, noted.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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