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Arab Summit #63281

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1980
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(Studio) Iran-Iraq conflict said main disruptive element at Arab summit. Appraisal introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Amman, Jordan) Scenes of summit shown. Failure to patch up disputes re: Iran-Iraq war reported Syria, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and others said attacking summit boycott and supporting Khomeni. King Hussein quoted, blaming Iran for stabbing Iraq in back. Syrian troop build-up on Jordanian border noted. Hussein army said on alert. Accomplishments of meeting noted as aid program for poor Arab ntns. and sanctions against ntns. supporting Israel. Mideast said divided and in danger of wider confrontations.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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