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Nicaragua / Honduran Raid #101613

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 25, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan's aid to Honduras and involvement of US mil. in response to Nicaragua's reported raid across border noted.

(Honduras: Peter Collins) Nicaraguan incursions into Honduras in search of guerrilla forces examined; scenes shown. [Honduran government spokesperson Lisandro QUESADA -(thru translator) will repel Nicaraguan attack on cntry.'s sovereignty.] United States military's role in Honduran army's response mentioned. Strategic errors of Nicaragua explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Reagan's release of emergency military aid to Honduras discussed. [Vice President George BUSH - explains President's thinking.] Extent of United States involvement described. [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - claims United States pilots won't become involved.] [Nicaraguan ambassador to United Nations Nora ASTORGA - denies invasion; accuses United States of creating scenario in effort to get rebel aid funds approved.] [Representative Thomas FOLEY, Senator Robert DOLE - believe Nicaraguan move has strengthened support for aid to rebels.] President Dan. Ortega's tactics discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News-"Washington Post" poll on aid to Nicaraguan guerrillas outlined on screen, discussed.

Reporter(s):
Collins, Peter;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:30

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