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Mideast Developments / Lebanon / Sadat and Arabs #254996

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. cease-fire in Beirut, Lebanon, between Syrians and Christians, detailed. Concerns that conflict could flare again noted. Report of diplomats in Beirut about incrd. Syrian forces' movement and that 2 Palestinian units under Syrian command have been moved into Lebanon stated. Syrian closing of Qarantina Bridge from Christian section of Beirut to Christian strongholds in north reported Other details about conditions in city, include partial evacuation of USSR embassy, given Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's statements to judicial officials in Cairo about his treatment by Syrians and Palestinians outlined; his refusal to negotiate west bank or Gaza Strip settlement with Israel cited. President Carter's press conference expression of confidence in successful Egyptian-Israeli peace settlement mentioned. Sadat's comments on Syrian involvement in Lebanon noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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