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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #285432

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 1982
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(Studio) Lebanese government reported agreeing to peace plan negotiated by United States envoy Philip Habib pertaining to )[Israeli invasion and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) evacuation from Lebanon. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) said agreeing to Israeli demand that a captured pilot and bodies of 9 soldiers be returned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Habib's continuing mediation noted. [HABIB - claims to always be happy.] [For. minister Fouad BOUTROS - claims outstanding issues have been involved.] Deployment of international peacekeeping force and evacuation plans outlined, discussed. Lebanon's parliament noted due to elect new president; prospect of new violence over rightist extremists' push for Bashir Gemayel as new president noted. Islamic leaders said opposing him as mouthpiece of Israel.

(Studio) Multintl. peacekeeping force's deployment explained, illustrated on map; conditions for United States participation noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Damascus, Syria) Preparations in Damascus for PLO's arrival examined; films shown. Al Fatah's role noted.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) "Aerospace Daily" newsletter reported announcing Israeli sales of captured PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) weapons to Iran; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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