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Lebanon Crisis #71649

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 15, 1981
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(Studio) United States reported continuing diplomatic efforts to ease Mideast tension.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Presence of USS Forrestal and USS Independence, as well as Marine amphibious task force in region, discussed; films, maps shown. USSR noted also moving several ships into region; details given. Naval build-up, downplayed by United States officials, said reflective of incring. tension in region.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Syrian-Israeli crisis over Syrian missiles in Lebanon noted still unresolved; continued efforts of President Reagan's envoy Philip Habib mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Habib's departure for Saudi Arabia tomorrow discussed; his meeting today with Prime Min. Menahem Begin noted. [BEGIN - says Habib will be given more time to find peaceful solution.] Apparent position of Israel and Habib's travel plans outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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