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US-Libya Confrontation #101610

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 25, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Steve Shepard) Navy's continued attacks on Libya, begun during maneuvers in Gulf of Sidra, claimed as Libyan territory by Muammar el- Kadhafi, examined; scenes shown. USS Yorktown's destruction of Libyan patrol boat and continued United States bombing of Sirte radar installation discussed. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - notes Navy's continued presence in region.] Vice Admiral Frank Kelso mentioned. Libyan air force commander's warning to Sixth Fleet quoted on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Libyan radio's threat against individual Americans quoted.

(Tripoli, Libya: Charles Glass) Kadhafi's exploitation of conflict for domestic pols. described; scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Charles Glass) Anti-US demonstrations in Libya today and issue of Kadhafi's possible retaliation against United States ints. discussed.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Sec. crackdown at United States government bldgs. internationally due to Kadhafi's threat of terrorist attacks against US ints. examined; scenes shown. [General Services Admin. spokesperson William DIAMOND - comments.] Concern over thefts of large number passports from embassies abroad recently noted. [Immigration spokesperson Vern JERVIS - explains handling of Libyans entering US.] Sec. crackdown by United States Customs and Federal Aviation Administration detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Incrd. security for Secretary of State George Shultz, traveling in Mediterranean basin, described. Scenes shown. Reactions of Prime Mins. Margaret Thatcher and Bettino Craxi, and USSR outlined; Soviet war ships said shadowing United States fleet in gulf.

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve;
Troute, Dennis

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