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United States Ambassador, Aid Assassinated / Lebanon #488720

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 1976
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(Studio) In wake of United States ambassador assassination, United States considers American evacuation from Lebanon. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says military may be used; details given. It's believed Ambassador Frances Meloy and economy cnsl. Robert Waring murdered by Moslem fringe group. Palestine Liberation Org. says 3 men arrested for killings. President Ford calls meeting of National Security Council
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) Retired ambassador L. Dean Brown to return to Mid E. on special mission to accompany bodies back to United States from Syria. Bodies to be taken from Lebanon to Syria by road. President Ford, Vice President Rockefeller, CIA director George Bush, Dep. Defense Secretary Clements, National Security Affairs adviser General Brent Scowcroft, Kissinger, Brown meet to discuss Lebanon situation following murders. American embassy in Beirut to remain open.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Kissinger briefs Congress with regard to United States evacuation from Lebanon. If military used, presence to be brief.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Kissinger outlines known details of murders to Congress [KISSINGER - says United States military intervention not answer; reasons given.] Kissinger concerned Lebanon war and recent events could destroy American's position in Mid E.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) NBC News bureau in Beirut recaps assassinations.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Beirut, Lebanon) Ambush route reviewed. Ambassador Meloy on way to see Lebanese president elect, Elias Sarkis; lives in Christian suburb of Beirut; to reach house , Meloy's car had to cross "no-man's land." United States embassy opens intensive investigation into assassinations.

(Studio) British embassy in Beirut urges its civilians to leave.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Craig, Don;
Valeriani, Richard

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