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    United States envoy, Philip Habib, has had talks with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to discuss the precarious situation in Southern Lebanon.

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    United States envoy, Philip Habib, has had talks with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to discuss the precarious situation in Southern Lebanon. Mr. Habib -- who is of Lebanese origin -- is special adviser to United States Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance. He has already visited Syria, Jordan and Lebanon to sound out governments there on a plan for a lasting truce in Lebanon.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Philip Habib had an hour-long meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin on Sunday (28 October).

    Jerusalem was the fourth leg of Mr. Habib's Mid-east tour, during which he has been getting leaders' views on Southern Lebanon. According to Israeli aides, Mr. Begin told the American envoy that peace could not return to Lebanon until the Syrian Army withdrew its forces and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) ceased its activities there.

    Palestinian guerrillas and left-wing Lebanese have already attacked the American initiative, claiming it is an attempt to force Lebanon into the Camp David agreements between Egypt and Israel. But Mr. Habib told newsmen that he had not formulated a peace plan for Lebanon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYGIMQ0QRT16NUDRZDTDPN1QQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADYGIMQ0QRT16NUDRZDTDPN1QQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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