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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #524224

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 20, 1982
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet reported announcing indefinite cease-fire with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Lebanon; Prime Min. Menahem Begin's announcement outlined.

(Beirut, Lebanon) Israel's continuing advance in Beirut examined; films shown. Atmosphere in West Beirut described; efforts of Palestinian leaders to work out compromise peace settlement discussed; film of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat with Lebanese officials shown. Evacuation by French government noted; evacuation procedure described.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) National salvation committee reported holding 1st meeting in Lebanon; Arafat said allegedly offered opportunity to leave Beirut.

(Israel) Plan said having United States Israeli approval for relocation of Arafat to Cairo, Egypt, examined; refusal of cabinet to verify reports noted. [Opposition leader Shimon PERES - comments on alleged plan.] [Courtesy CBS "Face the Nation", Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - denies wanting to capture Arafat; explains.] Issue of removal of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) from Beirut considered.

(Studio) Lebanon said subject of tomorrow's meeting between Begin and President Reagan.

(DC) Admin.'s attitude toward Begin due to invasion explained. [BEGIN - wants multintl. peacekeeping force in Lebanon.] [Courtesy ABC, Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains United States reluctance to commit to such deployment of troops at present.] President's position on issue discussed; US use of weapons sales to Israel as bargaining lever noted.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Hart, John;
Kur, Bob;
Mallory, Steve;
Mitchell, Andrea

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