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US-Syria Relations / News Conference #288378

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Damascus, Syria) Unprecedented government press conference here in English to outline its position on United States involvement in Lebanon featured. [For. affairs minister Farouk al-SHAR - reiterates policy regarding retaliation for United States invasion of Syrian airspace or territory it holds; claims United States and Israel are jointly opposing all Arab ints.] Shar's defense of Syria's recent downing of United States planes detailed. United States envoy Don. Rumsfeld's upcoming mission to Syria thought include negotiations for release of captured American pilot Lieutenant Robert Goodman. [al-SHAR - claims Goodman is POW.]
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Studio) Syria reported releasing body of Lieutenant Mark Lange, downed with Goodman, to Lebanese troops who in turn released body to Marines in Beirut.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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