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Lebanon / War Powers Act / Cease-Fire #293001

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1983
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(Studio) Senator reported approving War Powers Act compromise allowing President Reagan to keep Marines in Lebanon.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senator debate and vote on compromise examined; tenuous cease-fire noted continuing to hold in Lebanon. Beirut airport mentioned reopening today following agreement by Druse rebels not to shell the facility. Capture of United States military personnel by Pro-Iranian Moslem splinter group when they got lost in Beirut reported; details given. Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar, key figure in ceasefire negotiations, noted meeting with President Reagan at White House today. [BANDAR - supports Syrian opposition to United Nations observers' policing area.] Concern by some that Syrian opposition to United Nations observers is means of buying time to overthrow Lebanese government noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer Artist: Don Juhlin

(Studio) CBS "News-New York Times" poll on public's position on congress approval for President keeping Marines in Lebanon, United Nations relocating from United States and continuing US membership in United Nations outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:30

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