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Mideast Developments #498087

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1978
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(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Waldheim's announcement that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) has agreed to cease-fire in south Lebanon reported Pledge of some Palestinian groups in area to continue fighting cited. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's meeting with United Nations forces officer in Beirut reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details given with regard to Arafat's command of forces in south Lebanon. United Nations commander Emmanuel Erskine's request to Arafat to order halt to shelling of Israeli positions and Arafat's response reported Initial belief that Arafat had agreed, later questioning of this view and Erskine's stated lack of authority to disarm Palestinians cited. [ERSKINE - has given Arafat assurances of Israelis and has gotten assurances from Arafat. Hopes mission will succeed.j Erskine's departure for Jerusalem noted.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Artillery fire on United Nations troops arriving to take over south Lebanon reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Khardali Bridge, Lebanon) Artillery fire from Palestinians upon arrival of Swedish United Nations troops, over control of Khardali Bridge, detailed. Israelis turn control over to Christian Lebanese and United Nations troops move in. UN troops' actions in Lebanon, noted.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Sternoff, Bill

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