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(Studio) Syria reported refusing to withdraw missiles from Lebanon; Radio Damascus' comment with regard to Israel and United States noted. Possibility that letter from President Reagan caused delay in Israel's alleged plan to strike missiles today mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Jerusalem, Israel) Ambassador Samuel Lewis' delivery of letter to Prime Min. Menahem Begin discussed; films shown. [LEWIS - doesn't consider situation desperate.] [Defense and security committee chairperson Moshe ARENS - says missiles have to be removed.] [BEGIN - comments.] Efforts to arrive at diplomatic solution to crisis discussed.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent
- Chancellor, John;
- Kent, Arthur
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