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Lebanon / Syrian Influence #296242

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 1984
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(Studio) Factional Lebanese leaders invited to next week's reconciliation talks in Switzerland said agreeing to attend.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Rise of Syrian influence, backed by USSR , in Mideast examined; films shown. Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned. [Christian leader Dany CHAMOUN - claims Syria subverted United States presence in Lebanon.] President Amin Gemayel recalled forced to cancel troop withdrawal agreement with Israel in exchange for Syrian-backed cease-fire. [Lebanese army commander Fadi FREM - seeks new platform independent of Syria and Israel.] Extent of disunity in Lebanon described. [Lebanese army secretary general George ADWAN - acknowledges central government's failures.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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