ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1981
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(Studio) Philip Habib's departure for Mideast diplomatic tour 3 weeks ago recalled; after attempting to find settlement to Syrian-Israeli missile crisis in Lebanon, Habib said en route to United States tonight.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Concern over Habib's Mideast departure and current status of crisis discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Israel) Habib's goal and his apparent progress so far examined; films shown. His meeting today with Prime Min. Menahem Begin mentioned. [HABIB - says he will return to region.] Alleged failure of Saudi Arabia's mediating efforts considered. [BEGIN - chgs. Syria with being uncooperative.] Current atmosphere on Israel's border now described.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(DC) United States officials' motive for bringing Habib home reported [President REAGAN - thinks it's time to meet with Habib.] Role of Saudi Arabia examined; proposed settlement outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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