NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 1982
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(Studio) Israel's latest explanation of invasion of Lebanon noted now include Syria; details given of today's confrontation in Bekaa Valley.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Beirut, Lebanon) Israeli assault here examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory
(Lebanon) Israeli-occupied Nabatiye featured; films shown. Situation in Sidon described.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent
(Studio) Lack of reliable casualty figs. noted; claims of Israel and Syria noted. Est. civilian casualties reported by Red Crescent mentioned. Syrian President Hafez al-Assad quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Studio) President Reagan reported contacting Prime Min. Menahem Begin following receipt of letter from USSR President Leonid Brezhnev; details given. Saudi for. minister Saud al-Faisal noted meeting here with Reagan; apparent message of concern from King Khalid mentioned. [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - rejects invitation to visit Jerusalem; comments on letter from Reagan to Brezhnev.] Chief of Staff Edwin Meese's comment on Reagan's letter to Begin mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Israel) Israel's perspective of events examined; films shown. Sentiments of opposition leader Shimon Peres considered; conditions for Israeli withdrawal outlined. United States ambassador Samuel Lewis reported delivering 2nd letter from Pres Reagan; various pressures for cease-fire listed.
REPORTER: Paul Miller
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