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Mideast / Israel-Lebanon Conflict #278541

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 27, 1981
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(Studio) Continued cease-fire between Israel and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in so. Lebanon reported; fragility of conflict's halt noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Concern over possible Israeli response to any PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) arms build-up during cease-fire or to Palestinians firing on Israeli reconnaissance planes over Lebanon examined. [Israeli ambassador Ephraim EVRON - hopes such situation won't occur.] President Reagan's meeting with envoy Philip Habib noted; films shown. [HABIB - doesn't have any immediate plans for returning to Mideast.] Incring. optimism of United States officials over cease-fire mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, touring United States military bases, quoted with regard to cease-fire; films shown. Delivery of F-16 fighters to Israel reported hinging on success of cease-fire. [WEINBERGER - wants certainty of cease-fire's continuation.] His later tour of Marine unit that could be sent to Mideast to protect United States ints. there noted. [MARINE - informs Weinberger of unit's response time.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Pappas, Ike;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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