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Lebanon Crisis #516659

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 10, 1981
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin reported telling parliament that air force will act if Syria doesn't remove its missiles from Lebanon.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Incring. Israeli military activity on Lebanon border and escalation of tension in region said indicative of United States mediation mission's impending failure; details given, films shown. Pessimism that US envoy Philip Habib can prevent violent escalation of conflict noted. [BEGIN - can't comment on situation until he meets with parliament.] Begin said making personal appeal to Syrian president Hafez al-Assad during his address to parliament; details given.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Habib noted in Syria at present.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Damascus, Syria) Habib's meeting with President Hafez al-Assad discussed; films shown. Syria's continued hardline stance noted. [HABIB - declines comment.] His apparent strategy considered.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

Kent, Arthur;
Mallory, Steve;
Pauley, Jane

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