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Mideast Developments #257316

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1978
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(Studio) Effect of Israeli invasion of south Lebanon in driving residents of area, include guerrillas, to north noted. Fighting between Christians and Muslims in Beirut suburb, despite Syrian peacekeeping forces' efforts to halt it, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(E. Beirut, Lebanon) Report on casualties created by fighting in Beirut suburbs; those at local hospital cited as exs. Interview with former Lebanon president and present leader of Lebanese Christian rightists' Lebanese Front, Camille Chamoun, shown. [CHAMOUN - thinks there's no longer confidence in Syrian peacekeeping force and best thing to do is to ask them to leave.] Syrian army's lack of action when Israeli army invaded s. Lebanon and its present response to fighting in Beirut noted; concerns of some here that Syrians are just another army in area, not peacekeepers, cited.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Romania President Nicolae Ceausescu's welcome in Washington, DC by President Carter and mtg. between 2 leaders outlined; discussion subjects include Mideast and US-USSR relations Ceausescu's mediation efforts between Israel and Egypt mentioned. Carter's use of Jerusalem as capital of Israel in welcoming ceremonies for Rumanian President and questions about change in United States policy detailed; is noted that United States embassy is in Tel Aviv.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Tunnell, Doug

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