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Mideast Developments / Lebanon / Egypt-Israel Relations #499920

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1978
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(Studio) United States embassy announcement in Beirut, Lebanon, of staff reduction and return of family members to United States reported; its urging of Americans without business in Lebanon to get out due to fighting stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's comments on Israel's occupation of Arab territory quoted. Other signs of deteriorating relations between 2 ntns. given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Report on return from Egypt of Israeli military mission asked to leave on Wednesday; mission leader, Colonel Jacov Hakol, mentioned. US envoy Alfred Atherton's meeting with Prime Min. Menahem Begin and cabinet detailed; Atherton's mtgs. in Jordan and Saudi Arabia and attempts to set up Egypt-Israeli meeting in Sinai for next week noted. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's attendance at potential Sinai meeting mentioned. [ATHERTON - comments on peace efforts.] Assistant Secretary's upcoming trip to Egypt cited.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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