White House Statement on the Situation in Lebanon

February 10, 1984

The President this afternoon spoke with the Vice President and Robert C. McFarlane, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, to receive an update on the situation in Lebanon and receive their recommendations on Secretary Weinberger's withdrawal plan and the composition of the United States delegation to the funeral services for Yuriy Andropov. They spoke at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST) for 15 minutes.

The President this afternoon received the plan for the redeployment for the United States multinational force in Lebanon from Secretary Weinberger. The report remains under review. The President has directed that consultations take place with the Government of Lebanon and other members of the multinational force. A decision will not be made until those consultations are complete, and we do not expect a final decision until the first of next week.