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Mideast / United States Policy #78957

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 08, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan and Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported refusing to place blame for current Israeli-Lebanese confrontation on Israel.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(London, England) President, in speech to Parliament, noted leaning towards Israel; details given. [REAGAN - calls for elimination of terrorism in Mideast.] Haig's later remarks outlined on screen, discussed. [Courtesy "Good Morning America", HAIG - notes President's call for end to bloodshed.] Britain's apparent reaction to conflict mentioned; United States tactic in dealing with Israel noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) United States defense analysts said feeling that neither Israel nor Syria wish to expand war; details of Syrian advance toward Lebanese border described. Current balance of power in region outlined on screen; Syria's relationship with Jordan, Iraq and USSR considered.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Dunsmore, Barrie;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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