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Lebanon / Troops / Evacuation / Brown / Murders #44000

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 1976
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(Studio) 1000 Libyan and Syrian peace-keeping forces move into Beirut. Arab peacekeeping force of 6000 expected. They'll reopen Beirut airport. American rescue ship Spiegel Grove due in port near Athens Tuesday with 267 evacuees from Lebanon. 110 are American Soviet navy shadows evacuation ship in normal move. United States envoy, L. Dean Brown, speaks to Senate Foreign Relations Committee with regard to Lebanon.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Brown says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) cooperated in arranging evacuation of Americans and other fors. [BROWN - says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) had political and humanitarian reasons for helping with evacuation.] Senator George McGovern asks about PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders' reaction to murders of United States ambassador and aide. [BROWN - says would be to PLO's disadvantage to be involved with assassination. Elements of Palestinian resistance called Rejection Front would benefit by murders.] [McGOVERN - asks if justice will be done.] [BROWN - hopes murderers won't go free.] Brown sees no need for American military intervention.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Brown escorted bodies of 2 American diplomats home from Lebanon. 1000 attend funeral for 2 at Washington, DC National Cathedral. Undersecretary State Philip Habib eulogized them.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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