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Lebanon Crisis #516699

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 12, 1981
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(Studio) Syria reported launching missiles at Israeli planes over Lebanon; Israel's version of events outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Today's missile attack on Israeli planes, just prior to meeting of United States envoy Philip Habib and Prime Min. Menahem Begin, examined; films shown. Apparent response to mediation efforts of Dutch foreign minister Chrisoph A. van der Klaauw reported Knesset debate discussed. [BEGIN , Shimon PERES - exchange remarks.] Begin said sending letter to President Reagan with regard to settlement of crisis by diplomatic means; implications of Habib's continued presence in Mideast cited.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's comment on Habib reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's briefing of House For. Affairs Committee re: current Mideast crisis examined; details given, films shown. [HAIG - hopes for peaceful solution.] Ideas under exploration by United States and various parties outlined, discussed; map shown. Importance of Habib's efforts considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kent, Arthur

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