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Lebanon Crisis #277355

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported calling home special Mideast envoy Philip Habib; Reagan said denying that Habib's recent diplomatic efforts to solve Lebanon missile crisis have failed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Habib's belief that all involved wish to avoid hostilities noted. [HABIB - thinks diplomatic efforts will continue.] Apparent failure of mtgs. between Saudis and Syrians mentioned. [BEGIN - says efforts haven't brought results.] Begin's claim that Syria has moved more missiles into region recently discussed; apparent political boost to Reagan administration considered. Gains made by USSR cited.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:02:40

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