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Middle East / Syria & Lebanon / Dickey Interview #782417

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 06, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Jim Maceda) The announcement by the Syrian government that it will pull troops out of Lebanon featured; scenes shown of protest/celebrations in Beirut; details given of the pressure from President Bush & the international community & about the three-week old Arab independence drive. [Opposition member Kassir SAMIR†, Lebanese WOMAN, Arab affairs analyst Rami KHOURY† - react to Syrian President Bashir al-Assad's moves.] [On Fox, White House counselor Dan BARTLETT†- says the international community will not just stand by.] [Opposition figure Dibran THOUANI‡- comments on this beginning.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) "Newsweek" magazine cover on "People Power across the Arab World" shown. Live interview held with "Newsweek" Christopher Dickey about the Middle East. [From Paris, DICKEY - hopes Syria will meet the demands of the international community & free the Lebanese people; comments on elections all over the place in the Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, where there is now both expectation & uncertainty about the future of the dictators, including that of Assad & Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Maceda, Jim

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