• Short Summary

    Disputes and confusion continue to surround the Arab League's decision to send an Arab security force into Lebanon to end the confrontation between Syrian forces and the alliance of Lebanese leftists and Palestinian commandos.

  • Description

    Disputes and confusion continue to surround the Arab League's decision to send an Arab security force into Lebanon to end the confrontation between Syrian forces and the alliance of Lebanese leftists and Palestinian commandos.

    SYNOPSIS: A small contingent of Libyan soldiers entered Beirut under leftist protection on Tuesday and its leaders declared that the purpose of the mission was peace. The soldiers quoted their Premier, Major Abdel Salam Jalloud, as saying that a decision had been taken to ensure the withdrawal of Syrian forces from the country. Major Jalloud, acting as a mediator in the Lebanese crisis, was reported to have said that there was no way this decision could be changed.

    As the population of Beirut carried out their normal day to day chores, the city's Radio carried a statement made by the other Arab mediator, Arab League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad. Mr. Riad said Lebanese President Suleiman Franjieh had accepted the League's proposal for a joint Arab peace-keeping force in Lebanon.

    The Arab League Secretary-General had said previously that the six-nation force would not go to Lebanon until it had the approval of the country's right-wing faction.

    Mr. Camille Chamoun, a former President of Lebanon and now leader of the Christian National Liberal Party spoke at a news conference in Beirut on Tuesday. He was asked by a reporter from America's NBC television station what the Lebanese right-wing thought of the Syrian military presence in the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3ULROM87H7LBA060GAMF635C
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3ULROM87H7LBA060GAMF635C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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