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Lebanon #516525

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1981
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(Studio) United States concern over possible direct conflict between Israel and Syria due to the latter's deployment of USSR -made missiles in Lebanon reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) State Department efforts to diminish potential for Israel-Syria conflict examined. [Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - thinks situation is volatile.] Question of Israel possibly violating pledge with regard to its use of US-supplied equipment mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Prime Min. Menahem Begin's reaction to situation examined; films shown. [BEGIN - doesn't think there will be war with Syria.] Palestinian rocket attack on Kiryat Shmona said apparent retaliation to Israeli raid on guerrilla bases earlier; details given, films-shown.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) USSR said blaming United States for situation in Mideast; Tass quoted. President Reagan's White House meeting today with United Nations Secretary Kurt Waldheim to discuss crisis reported White House photograph shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Bernard;
Kent, Arthur

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