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Middle East / US-PLO Relations #319335

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 15, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced

(DC: Bill Plante; Geneva, Switzerland: Doug Tunnell) Recent events leading to United States policy shift with regard to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Middle E. examined. Secretary of State George Shultz recalled denying Yasir Arafat's visa to US. Conds. that US demanded must be met by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) before diplomacy dialogue could be established listed on screen. Arafat's meeting with American Jews in Sweden recalled. [SHULTZ - comments.] Communiques between Sweden &US with regard to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rhetoric outlined on screen. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - rejects Arafat's UN speech.] [President-elect George BUSH - urges Arafat to clarify his language.] Arafat's press conference recalled. [ARAFAT - denounces terrorism.] Shultz, ntl. security advisor Colin Powell, Bush and Reagan noted then analyzing Arafat's stmts. [Yesterday, SHULTZ - opens dialogue with PLO.] Sources quoted re: Shultz.

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Bill Plante; Geneva, Switzerland: Doug Tunnell) Real chances for peace in Middle E. predicted.

Rather, Dan

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