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US-United Nations / Arafat Barred #319077

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 26, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) United States reported rejecting PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's request for visa so he could speak before UN; details given of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) link to terrorism as reason for that decision. Presence of terrorist Abu Abbas, convicted of murdering Leon Klinghoffer during hijacking of Achille Lauro, at PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) conference in Algiers, Algeria, noted. President Reagan and President-elect George Bush mentioned. [In Kennebunkport, ME, BUSH - says "no comment."] Reaction to decision noted. [Israeli ambassador Moshe ARAD - praises decision.] [American-Arab spokesperson James ABOUREZK - calls State Department decision an unfortunate move.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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