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Lebanon / Weinberger-Saudi Meeting #84229

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1983
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, returning from Paris, France, meeting with Saudi Arabians regarding Lebanon said highly optimistic. Film shown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Saudi perception of USSR gains in Arab world over United States, United States ability to prevent Israeli attacks on Syrian and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) forces in Lebanon outlined. Israel thought ready to sign agreement with Lebanon; reports of military build-up in Lebanon by Israel, Syrians and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Damascus, Syria) Lebanese foreign minister Saeb Salam's meeting with Syrian foreign minister Abdel Halim Khaddam on Israeli-Lebanese accord examined; films shown. Salam's anticipated meeting tomorrow with President Hafez al-Assad noted; Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Glass

(Studio) Arab perception of Assad's eventual willingness to withdraw from Lebanon if necessary due to military inferiority to Israel examined; details outlined on screen, discussed. Arab boycott of Egypt following its signing of peace treaty with Israel recalled. Issue of USSR influence on Syria discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Brinkley, David;
Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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