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Beirut / United States Embassy Bombing #83794

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1983
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(Studio) Continue effort to recover bodies from United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Beirut, Lebanon) Aftermath of yesterday's bombing of United States embassy examined; senior CIA official Robert Ames noted among victims. Death and injury toll so far noted. [Ambassador Robert DILLON - discusses embassy's poor security] More orgs. said claiming responsibility.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Concern over incring. death toll noted; films shown. Embassy press ofr. John Reid mentioned injured, shown. Sec. crackdown on diplomats noted. [Ambassador DILLON - describes his experience.] Several suspects said detained; probability that attack's perpetrator(s) will never be known considered.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Studio) Senator Barry Goldwater's suggestion that Marines leave Beirut noted eliciting criticism here. [Colonel James MEAD - remains committed to finishing mission.] Marines' political importance to Lebanese government explained. [MEAD - is impressed with government's progress so far.] Implications of multinational forces' presence on Israel and Syria noted; continuing negotiations on Israeli troop withdrawal mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Anchors discuss United States peace process in Mideast; Israeli foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir's analysis of bombing's implications for Israeli occupation mentioned. Issue of United States credibility in Mideast in light of bombing considered. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley; Peter Jennings

Brinkley, David;
Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike

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