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US-United Nations / Arafat Barred #559934

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 27, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) American decision to keep PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat from coming to United States to speak at United Nations recalled; details given of responses from Arab world and United States allies in Europe to that decision. Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Michael Silver) Reaction in Middle East to denial of visa to Arafat featured; scenes shown of meeting between Jordan's King Hussein and Arafat in Amman, Jordan. Announcement that Egypt would lead Arab drive to move United Nations debate on Palestine to Geneva, Switzerland, reported [PLO spokesperson Bassam ABU SHARIF - discusses decision by Secretary of State George Shultz.] [President REAGAN - comments on visa-denial decision.] Palestine National Council meeting in Algiers, Algeria, that recognized Israel's right to exist, recalled; scenes shown. State Department reported denying visa due to presence at PNC meeting of Abu Abbas, who has been convicted of planning Achille Lauro hijacking.

Reporter(s):
Silver, Michael;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:20

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