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Mideast Developments / Lebanon Fighting / Vance Trip #500503

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Lebanese government's declaration of 3 days of mourning for late Pope Paul VI noted; fighting between Christian militia and Lebanese army in south and Syrian army in north stated to continue

(Beirut, Lebanon) Fighting between Syrians and Christians in eastern Beirut detailed. Night film noted as taken with special camera lens. Details also given about fighting in south Lebanon between Christians and Lebanese army located in United Nations peacekeeping zone. South Lebanon Christians' support from Israel mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's trip to Israel and Egypt for talks with Prime Min. Menahem Begin and President Anwar Sadat to deliver messages from President Carter outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Alexandria, Egypt) Vance's arrival in Alexandria, where he's greeted by foreign minister Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel, noted. [VANCE - will devote all efforts to reach peace.] Sadat's observance of Muslim holy period of Ramadan mentioned. Mtg. between Vance and Sadat detailed. Egyptian president's refusal to have talks with Israelis until they agree to return occupied land cited.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brinkley, David;
Hart, John;
Mallory, Steve;
Valeriani, Richard

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