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Mideast / Israel-Syria Tensions / Hussein-Assad Meeting #541492

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1985
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(Studio) New tensions between Israel and Syria, with regard to Syrian missile placements and Israeli reconnaissance flights over Lebanon, noted. Viewing of upcoming report by Israeli military censors mentioned.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details given with regard to conflict between Israel and Syria. Scenes shown. [Israel Prime Min. Shimon PERES - comments.] Background incidents in current tension described; map shown. [PERES - notes possibility of more severe actions.] Israeli hopes for involvement of US stated.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

(Studio) Intro. given to report with regard to United States position. Anchor and State Department correspondent discuss issue.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) State Department position and concerns stated. Potential for calming situation noted. Rumors of USSR plans to reestab. relations with Israel, and effect this might have on peace process, cited. Soviet break of relations with Israel after 1967 war recalled.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Upcoming meeting between King Hussein of Jordan and President Assad of Syria in Damascus noted. Background on their relations given.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Fletcher, Martin;
Kalb, Marvin;
Utley, Garrick

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