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February 2, 1984



Beirut

Lebanon seeks new talks; Druze leader not listening

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The Lebanese government appealed Wednesday for new negotiations to end the bloodshed in Beirut while Druze militia leader Walid Jumblatt called the nation's stalled military disengagement plan a waste of time.

''A solution with the Phalangists is impossible,'' he added. ''The decisive battle is coming and there is no escape from that.''