NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 03, 1983
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(Studio) Concern recently over health of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad recalled; his alleged condition at present following heart attack described.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(DC) Reagan administration's uncertainty over who's controlling Syria due to Assad's poor health discussed; his career recalled. Assad's alleged heart attack and other ailments on November 12 outlined on screen, discussed. For. minister Abdel Khaddam and chief of staff Hikmat Shehabi thought running Syria as part of 5-man committee Film of Assad released by Syrians November 27 thought taken prior to his collapse; his illness noted coinciding with President Reagan's decision to begin strategic relationship with Israel. Implications of situation for Mideast in general considered; Saudi perspective on United States approach outlined. Saudi Arabia noted cutting short visit of Major General Edward Tessia as protest to United States actions; details given.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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