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Mideast / Lebanon #83873

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 22, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan's commitment to Mideast peace plan noted include sending Secretary State George Shultz to region to discuss troop withdrawal from Lebanon.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [REAGAN - notes Shultz's primary purpose.] Jordan's King Hussein recalled refusing to participate in negotiations due to unreasonable demands of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat. [REAGAN - suggests Palestinians find representative other than PLO.] Extent of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) presence in Nicaragua described. [REAGAN - confirms Nicaraguan report] Implications of President's remarks on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) representing Palestinians considered.
REPORTER: Mike Von Fremd

(Studio) Shultz's mission said allegedly Reagan's last ditch attempt to negotiate Mideast peace.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Israel and Lebanon said accusing each other of bad faith in troop withdrawal negotiations.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Brinkley, David;
Jennings, Peter;
von Fremd, Mike

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