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Middle East / Shultz Stmt. #319314

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) United States noted never recognizing PLO. [Live from State Department, George SHULTZ - says United States will open diplomacy dialogue with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) due to Arafat's recognition of Israeli state and his renunciation of terrorism; comments on goal for peace in Middle E.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Bill Plante) Reversal of United States policy toward PLO discussed. Reagan's statement quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Fouad AJAMI - comments on impt. of Shultz's announcement; Henry Kissinger recalled making agreement in 1975 to not recognize PLO; discusses Shultz's denial of Arafat's visa last week]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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