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Reagan / Syria / Israel #71677

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan's personal involvement in efforts to settle Israeli-Syria crisis reported Sander Vanocur's report with regard to meeting between Reagan and Saudi Arabia's Prince Faisal recounted. Role of Saudi Arabia in convincing Syria to remove missiles from Lebanon outlined. Earlier suspension by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait recalled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Mideast situation discussed. Philip Habib's efforts noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Damascus, Syria) Habib shown returning from Saudi Arabia. [HABIB - has no comment.] Scenes shown of Saudi diplomat Abdul Aziz Tuweijeri visiting Damascus with message for King Assad. Habib's continuing efforts reported.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Studio) Menahem Begin said not to believe Saudi Arabia to be of much help. [BEGIN - calls Saudi Arabia corrupt; says it is a family, not a state.] Pol. effect on Begin resulting from Lebanon missile crisis considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank

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