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Shultz / Mideast Trip #529982

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 24, 1983
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz reported leaving for Mideast today.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(DC) Diplomatic focus of Shultz's trip outlined; recent bombing of United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, mentioned. Possible expansion of Secretary's itinerary noted; Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in 1970s recalled.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Israeli cabinet said discussing troop withdrawal from Lebanon in anticipation of Shultz.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli perspective on Shultz's mission examined; troop withdrawal issue discussed.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

(Studio) Shultz noted focusing on overall Mideast peace process during trip; issue of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) involvement in negotiations noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(DC) United States strategy towards PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) discussed; alleged internal dissension among PLO leaders and chairperson Yasir Arafat's position considered. Arafat's refusal to sanction King Hussein as representative recently recalled. Implications of Arafat's travel schedule discussed; his recent itinerary outlined; hardening of his position detailed.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Fletcher, Martin;
Kalb, Bernard;
Kalb, Marvin;
Wallace, Chris

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