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Lebanon Developments #43937

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 1976
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(Studio) Major developments in Lebanon recounted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Beirut, Lebanon) Bodies of Ambassador Francis Meloy and economy aide Robert Waring transported from Lebanon to Syria by means of British sponsored ground convoy. British spokesperson says their evacuation not prompted by assassinations of 2 American diplomats. Convoy open to all foreigners and Lebanese wishing to leave.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(DC) Mtgs. going on at frantic pace in Washington, DC with regard to Lebanon situation. At State Department briefing, spokesperson Robert Funseth says United States given assurances of safe conduct for British convoy. 53 Americans still at embassy in Beirut; 1400 United States citizens scattered throughout cntry.; evacuation probably won't be gigantic.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
King, Jerry;
Reasoner, Harry

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