CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan said asking retired diplomat Philip Habib to help in negotiations with regard to Syria's deployment of missiles in Lebanon and potential conflict between Syria and Israel; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Jerusalem, Israel) Israel's commemoration of memorial day noted; films shown. Israel's objection to Syria's installation of missiles in Lebanon outlined; Prime Min. Menahem Begin said drafting reply to letter from President Reagan. Begin's apparent response to Habib's mission cited. [BEGIN - notes failure of previous diplomatic efforts.] Probable consequences if Habib fails implied by reporter
REPORTER: Bob Simon
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