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US-Libyan Conflict / Allies' Crackdown, Terrorism #102112

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 22, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced

(London, England: Mike Lee) Great Britain's expulsion of contingent of Libyan students for alleged terrorist threats or threats to national security examined; scenes shown. [Home secretary Doug. HURD - explains criteria for expulsions.] Spanish foreign minister, during state visit here by King Juan Carlos, reported claiming Spain will expel unspecified number Libyans. Other European countries indicating reduction in number Libyan dipls. listed. [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - hopes Europe will take further action.] Suspect in West Berlin nightclub bombing Ahmed Nawaf Mansur Hasi reported mbr. of terrorist organization with Libyan connections as well as brother of Nezar Hindawi, suspect in attempted bombing of El Al flight out of London; both men noted in custody. Photos shown. Sec. surrounding London court hearing for Hindawi illustrated.

(DC: John McWethy) [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - praises Great Britain's action.] Reagan administration's concern over non-official Libyans in United States and elsewhere explained, discussed; Libyan embassy staff's surveillance of United States embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, following evacuation of Americans from Sudan to Kenya cited as example Muammar el-Kadhafi mentioned considering Reagan greater danger than Adolf Hitler. [Representative Dan. MICA - fears major wave of terrorism.] No. Americans killed by lightning last year compared to number slain by terrorists.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John

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