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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 19, 1983, Tokyo, JapanThursday May 19, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes 3 Washington up officials have Evi Dence linking the government of Iran with the bombing of the american embassy in Beirut Las month according to lbs news. Lbs reported that admin Nistra Tion sources say a few Days before the april 18 bombing in which 63people were killed 17 of them americans a series of Cable were sent from the iranian for eign ministry in Tehran to the iranian embassy in Damascus Syria. The cables were intercepted by american intelligence agents before the bombing. One Cable approved payment of$25,000 for a terrorist attack against an unnamed installation i Beirut lbs Pentagon correspond ent David Martin Cable directed the Ira Nian embassy to facilitate the lbs cables link ran. . Embassy blast passage of 12 iranians through Damascus on their Way to Beirut shortly before the bombing. The sesame 12 iranians reappeared in Damascus several hours after the explosion at the embassy just Long enough to have driven from Beirut Back to Damascus lbs reported. The report could not be con firmed through Pentagon sources and the state department declined official at the iranian mis Sion to the United nations told lbs the Tehran government already has denied any connection with the bombing of the . Embassy in Beirut. A group known As the islamic struggle organization claimed responsibility for the bombing of the eight Story embassy. . Officials in Beirut have said they believe the group is a Radical faction of the shiite amal militia one of Man private armies in Lebanon. Some of the shiite moslem in Lebanon have claimed allegiance to Khomeini. Iranian attacks on american embassies Are not new the .embassy in Tehran was seized nov. 4, 1979, and american hos tages held for 444 Days during thearter administration. . Officials believe the Syria motive for assisting the Beirut attack would have been to Side track negotiations for the withdrawal of troops from Lebanon cd reported. Accord signed Syria cuts roads phones compiled from wire services israeli and lebanese negotiator tuesday signed a historic .-medi ated agreement that ends the state of War Between the two countries and May bring Home the jewish state s30,000 troops in Lebanon. But Syria and the Palestine libera Tion organization immediately condemned the Accord denouncing lebanese submission to Israel and indicating Syria would not pull its troops out of Lebanon a condition for the israeli hours after the signing High ranking lebanese Security officials and travellers reported syrian troops had blocked All roads leading into the territory they control in Northern Lebanon and the Beka Valley turning Back All cars and trucks coming from either the same time the Security officials who asked not to be named said Telephone and telex links be tween Beirut and syrian controlled lebanese territory Only recently restored after last summer s War were Cut. Officials at the Central Telephone office in Khalide confirmed the lines were Cut but said they did not know sources said the Lebanon Syria Border had not been behind syrian lines were still travelling freely into and out of Syria. But no travel was being permit Ted in or out of the syrian held territory inside Lebanon. The agreement achieved in five months of arduous negotiations Cap Ped by a whirlwind shuttle Effort . Secretary of state George Shultz ends the state of War that has existed Between Lebanon and Israel since 1948.but a syrian statement said the treaty represents american Israel designs on the appropriation of yet More Arab land. There is no doubt the treaty is accompanied by a secret clause threatening the Northern israeli town of Kiryati Shimona the negotiators signed the English and hebrew ver Sions of the pact. The arabic and French versions of the Accord we resigned earlier in Khalide a suburb of Beirut. The twin ceremonies ended five months of negotiations and made Lebanon Only the second Arab stat after Egypt to enter into a formal agreement covering Security an political questions with Israel. If Syria agrees to withdraw the israeli troops were expected to pull out in eight to 12 Fattal head of the lebanese negotiating team said after the signing in Kiryati Shimona the difficult test. Comes when you have to give life to the text. To avoid it being sent to the cemetery of promises that were never kept. From now on our task and you swill be More difficult than it had been said Fattal speaking i French. Lebanon intends to remain faithful to its Arab vocation in spit of its hazards while ending the state of War with agreement we Are signing today is not a peace agreement. It is Astep toward a just and lasting peace. I borrowed that expression from the disengagement agreement made on May 31, 1974, Between Syria an Israel he said. If we today Are signing this agree ment. It is because Lebanon is in need of urgent Tranquility and wants to survive Fattal israeli negotiator David Kim Che speaking in hebrew said we. Guarantee to leave Lebanon As soon As our prisoners and our miss ing and the remains of those who fell Are returned and As soon As the Poland the syrians quit lebanese Terri tory. And the sooner this happens the better. The longer the Plo terrorists an the syrians remain the longer it will take for Lebanon to rehabilitate it self. The onus for that will be entirely on the Heads of the Plo and Lebanon Beirut Mediterranean Syria Valley Damascus Haskaya israeli lebanese Security zone univ zone Golan height Israel the Security zone will be patrolled by lebanese troops and police As Well As by a smaller number of israeli troops to protect Northern Israel from terrorist attacks. . Envoy Morris Draper who witnessed the ceremonies in Lebanon and in Israel said at Kiryati Shmon athe goal of the United states in the future will be to assure that this agreement is carried out efficiently in the spirit of full cooperation a attested by the recent visit to the area by Secretary of state Shultz As Wellas by the consistent View of president United states will not take its responsibility lightly he said the Accord marked a beginning of a new chapter in our histories and called on Syria to withdraw its forces from Beirut at least 13 people were wounded by gunfire from lebanese troops dispersing a crowd of 200 moslem demonstrators opposed to the Accord police said. Three sol Diers were wounded. The violence broke out when the moslem protesters threw a hand grenade at lebanese soldiers the army said. House committee approves my funding Washington up the House appropriations committee handed president Reagan his third key Vic tory in a week in his Campaign to win congressional backing for the controversial my missile. The committee voted 30-26 to approve Reagan s plan to deploy 100 of the 10-warhead missiles in existing minuteman silos in Wyoming and Senate appropriations com Mittee approved an identical Resolution thursday and both Are expected to go to the full House and Senate next week. The committee actions would re lease approximately $560 million for development of the Basing mod recommended by a special presiden tial commission. Congress put a Holdon the Money last december until an acceptable plan was offered in place of Reagan s much criticized dense pack House committee first rejected 29-26 a motion offered by my critics to disapprove the administration s Basing plan. The vote in favor of the my was largely the result of a presidential lobbying Effort including written assurances from Reagan that he will seriously pursue an arms control agreement with the soviet Union and follow the recommendations of his bipartisan commission of strategic forces. In Advance of the committee meet ing Reagan invited a number of House members most of them undecided on the my Issue to the White House to hear him argue the missiles needed to strengthen the . Nuclear deterrent and Advance the cause of arms control. Rep. Jack Edwards r-ala., said Reagan appears to be doing his Best to resolve the concerns of those sceptical of the my and his arms Edwards the ranking Republican member on the House defens appropriations subcommittee said it s too Early to predict what will happen on the House

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