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Reagan on Middle East Policy

When the war broke out in Lebanon in June, 1982, President Ronald Reagan's plans to facilitate autonomy talks between Palestine and Israel were put on hold. Now, in September, with the conflict ended and the evacuation of the PLO from Beirut complete, President Reagan speaks from the studios of KNBC-TV on America's policy for peace in the Middle East.

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