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Mideast / Arafat-Mubarak Meeting / Marine Headquarters Bombing #288119

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 22, 1983
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(Studio) Mtg. in Cairo between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak noted; reactions cited.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Break between Arafat and most of others in Arab world and Egypt over signing of Egypt-Israel peace treaty recalled. Comments of Arafat and Mubarak quoted; film shown. Reactions reported [US State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - comments with regard to President Reagan's peace proposal and Palestinian question.] Remarks of Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir with regard to meeting and re: Arafat and followers' reaction to assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat quoted. Reaction of Arafat followers in Tunis mentioned. Israeli amb. to United States noted to visit State Department Potential for Arafat to be ousted by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Comments with regard to Arafat from George Habash, leader of hard-line Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, quoted. Threats of further terrorism by group claiming respon. for recent bombings in Beirut, Lebanon, noted to concern deadline for United States and French troops to leave country by New Year's Day. Controversy with regard to White House report on October bombing of Marine headquarters in Beirut cited.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Group, known as Islamic Holy War, claiming respon. for recent bombings said to be same as one claiming responsibility for Marine headquarters bombing. Pentagon and congress investigations into October bombing noted, as well as incrd. security at Marine headquarters near Beirut airport. [Marine spokesperson Major Dennis BROOKS - comments.] [MARINE - comments.] Marines' frustrations described.
REPORTER: Sandy Gilmour

(DC) Details given with regard to investigation and report by congress subcommittee Comments of President Reagan with regard to Marine action, made just after attack, recalled; film shown. [REAGAN-comments.] Contradictions found by committee and what Reagan reported in speech listed. [Marine Commander P. X. KELLEY - testifies to congress hearing.] No cover-up said chgd. by committee Grenada invasion, just after Beirut bombing, mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's remarks with regard to upcoming Pentagon report on bombing, and on United States requests to other cntrys. to join peacekeeping forces, quoted. Mail being sent to Marines in Beirut and to Navy flyer, Lieutenant Robert Goodman, who is Syrian prisoner, noted. State Department said forwarding mail to United States embassy in Damascus. Film shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Gilmour, Sandy;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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