NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1978
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(Studio) Fighting between rightists Christians and Lebanese army troops, trying to go into south Lebanon to set up buffer between Palestinians and Israel, reported Christian militia reports from Beirut with regard to shelling by Syrians noted. State Department reaction to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's refusal to hold more peace talks until Israel agrees to relinquish occupied land stated.
REPORTER: John Hart
(DC) [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - gives Department reaction; reports Secretary of State Cyrus Vance will make Mideast trip for talks with Sadat and Prime Min. Menahem Begin anyway.] Outlook for situation examined.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
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