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Lebanon #516643

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 01, 1981
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(Studio) Current situation in Lebanon with regard to Syria's deployment of missiles there and possible threat of Israeli involvement outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Implications of missiles for Israeli forays over Lebanon examined; films shown. Possible decrease in tension due to talks between Syria and Lebanon with regard to clash between Christian militia and Syrian forces in Zahle and Beirut discussed.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) State Department said not confirming reports that USSR military advisers are in Lebanon; details given. Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin's reaction to item noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Roles of United States and USSR in Lebanon with regard to their influence with those involved discussed. [DOBRYNIN - hopes to find way to ease tension.] [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - considers situation still dangerous.] Hope for face-saving settlement for all involved noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Bernard;
Mallory, Steve

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