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Mideast #516769

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1981
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(Studio) United States said to have incrd. naval strength in Mideast in with regard to Israel, Syria, Lebanon missile crisis. United States Embassy dependents said urged by US government to leave Beirut. USSR cruiser said close to Lebanon coastline with 30 others. Philip Habib said in Saudi Arabia seeking Saudi pressure on Syria to remove missiles. Alexander Haig statement noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Hillsdale, Michigan) Alexander Haig speech at Hillsdale College noted. [HAIG - speaks pessimistically of Mideast crisis. USSR aid in crisis called uncertain.] Haig quoted further with regard to Habib efforts. (Dateline given by anchor as Washington state.)

Kur, Bob;
Wallace, Chris

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