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US-Libya Relations / Planes Downed / Mideast Reaction #323968

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Cyprus: Bob Simon) Mideast reaction to United States downing of Libyan planes featured. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - comments.] Radical PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) faction Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's response noted. Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Hussein noted refusing to comment. Syria's Hafez al-Assad and Iran reported supporting Libya. [Israeli financial minister Shimon PERES - commends United States action.] Israelis noted asserting that they have evidence proving that European companies helped Libya build chemical plant; details given.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Cyprus: Bob Simon) Impact of situation discussed; United States dialogue with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mentioned.

Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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