NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported addressing United Nations General Assembly in Geneva; United States refusal to grant Arafat visa recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Francis) Reagan administration reported planning shift on policy with regard to PLO if Arafat clarifies ambiguities concerning Israel. Stmts. that Arafat must make during his address in order to open diplomacy dialogue with United States listed on screen. Sources quoted with regard to Secretary of State George Shultz and President Reagan's awareness of Arafat's plan to announce cooperation with United States when he was in Stockholm. [US ambassador Vernon WALTERS - comments.]