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Mideast Developments / Lebanon #55041

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. fighting between Syrians and Christian Lebanese in Beirut noted. Israel's announcement of possible intervention on side of Christians and President Carter's call for ceasefire stated.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details of fighting in Beirut given. Syrians' reason for opposing Lebanese Christians stated as being agreement, made during Lebanese civil war, between Israelis and Christians. Refusal of Israeli- supplied Christians in south Lebanon to turn area over to United Nations forces, claiming United Nations can't control Palestinians, noted. Degree of Israeli-Christian alliance examined.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(DC) President Carter's statement about situation in Lebanon and United States concern about potential for larger war reported [CARTER - wants to see peace in Lebanon; says United States is working with all involved in conflict.] United States concerns about Israeli involvement in Lebanon outlined; rejected plan to call for emergency meeting of United Nations Security Council noted. Govt. statement about situation and bringing peace to area reported.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Blakemore, Bill;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry

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