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Mideast / Lebanon / Habib #85580

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 22, 1983
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(Studio) Lebanese President Amin Gemayel's visit with President Reagan, continued fighting in Lebanon and Reagan's replacement of Mideast envoy Philip Habib reported
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Rocket attack at airport here examined; films shown. Druse Moslems, in Israeli-held hills, said apparent source of attack. [Lebanese army OFR. - claims rockets are Syrian.] Extent of assault described, shown; Gemayel's warning to Syria recalled.
REPORTER: Charles Glass

(DC) Gemayel's White House meeting with Reagan examined; films shown. [REAGAN - believes United States and Lebanon share same goals; announces appointment of Robert McFarlane as Habib's replacement.] McFarlane noted currently President's deputy White House assistant for national security affairs; Habib and his deputy Morris Draper noted no longer acceptable to Syria. [McFARLANE - praises Habib.] Unidentified senior administration official's condemnation of today's rocket attack, directed at Syria, quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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