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The Reagan Administration: Habib Meets With Begin On Lebanon Withdrawal

(April 15, 1983)

The Reagan Administration:
Habib Meets With Begin
On Lebanon Withdrawal

(April 15, 1983)


Reagan Administration: Table of Contents | Lebanon Policy | Iran-Contra


In this memo from U.S. Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis we learn that negotiations continued with Israel on the terms of withdrawal from Lebanon. A stumbling block was Israel's desire to maintain a security zone in southern Lebanon controlled by its Christian allies led by Saad Haddad. The Lebanese government objected to giving Haddad that role. A second memo from Nicholas Veliotes to the Secretary of State outlined ideas for handling the “Haddad problem.”


Source: CIA

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