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Mideast / Syria and PLO #249937

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 18, 1977
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(Studio) Report on continuing anti-Sadat sentiment in Syria.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Damascus, Syria) Syrian government-staged rally in Damascus, in support of Assad's rejection of Cairo conf., cited. Assad's mtgs. with other Arabs, like PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat, brought on by failure of Begin's peace plan to give territorial concessions to Syria or make provision for PLO, noted. Assad's military concerns over situation should Egypt and Jordan accept Israeli proposal, especially since many Syrian troops are in Lebanon or guarding border with Iraq, detailed. View of some West analysts that isolation would convince Syria to join overall conference in Geneva noted.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Apparent threat against life of Sadat by head of Fatah guerrilla group if agreement made above heads of Palestinians, no-ted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
McNamara, Bob

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