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Sharon / United States Visit / Lebanon Invasion #79809

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1982
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(Studio) Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon reported arriving in United States for mtgs. with Secretary of State George Shultz; his denial of issuing unauthorized orders in Lebanon invasion noted. [SHARON - thinks Israel will sign peace agreement with Lebanon.] Arrival in Syria of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) guerrillas and some families shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Beirut, Lebanon) Continue evacuation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) from city examined; films shown. Band of militant PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) fighters said refusing to leave; situation discussed in general. United States envoy Philip Habib noted meeting with President-elect Bashir Gemayel; "20/20" interview by Geraldo Rivera tonight announced, details given. [GEMAYEL - doesn't think there's any problem between Moslems and Christians in Lebanon, only with foreign armies in cntry.]
REPORTER: Jim Hickey

Hickey, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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