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Lebanon #289039

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1983
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(Studio) Issue of south Lebanon's future noted basis of continuing stalemate in troop withdrawal talks between Lebanon and Israel.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(S. Lebanon) Importance of south Lebanon to Israel's security examined; films shown. Israel's promotion of Major Saad Haddad as area's warlord discussed. [HADDAD - doesn't anticipate any problems; remarks transcribed on screen.] Moslem refusal to support Haddad noted. [Former prime minister Saeb SALAM - dismisses Haddad as Israeli stooge without major support in Lebanon.] Continue murder of Palestinian refugees in south Lebanon discussed; Israel said arming Palestinian refugees in region in effort to gain friendly Palestinian militia under Haddad's control. [PLO SPOKESPERSON - notes continuing operations against Israelis in Lebanon.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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