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Shultz / Mideast Trip #530502

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1983
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz's continuing troop withdrawal negotiations with Israelis noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Jerusalem, Israel) Complications reported arising in negotiations due to alleged ban by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on sales of high technology hardware to Israel for construction of its new fighter plane; reaction of US official noted. Apparent status of Shultz's mtgs. with Prime Min. Menahem Begin examined. [BEGIN - refrains from optimism.] Austrian television tape featuring Israeli prisoners held by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) shown, discussed; broadcast of tape said heightening speculation about prisoner exchange, which is Israeli precondition for reaching agreement with Syria on actual withdrawal of all for. forces from Lebanon. Possibility of Shultz returning to Mideast following next week's economy mtgs. in Paris mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Bernard

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