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Middle East / Arafat's United Nations Address #319297

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported addressing United Nations General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Reports introd.

(Geneva, Switzerland: Tom Fenton) Arafat's peace plan for Middle E. outlined on screen and discussed. [ARAFAT - (thru translator) appeals to Israel to make peace.] [Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR - rejects Arafat's speech.] [ARAFAT - denies that United States officials read speech prior to his delivery of it.] Ambassador Vernon Walters shown dozing during speech.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Reagan administration's reaction to Arafat's speech examined. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN, President-elect George BUSH - say speech was ambiguous.] Arafat noted promising to comply with United States conds.; issues listed on screen. [REDMAN - comments.] Dipl. sources quoted.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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