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US-Libyan Conflict: Reagan Stmt., Kadhafi #102154

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction to President Reagan 's statement last night of willingness to bomb Syria or Iran if either's link to terrorism is proven noted.

(DC: John McWethy) Admin.'s efforts today to clarify President's remarks featured. [Courtesy "Worldnet", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - denies bombing plans; tries to explain Reagan's comment.] [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - claims President's remarks were in response to hypothetical situation.] Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi, on Soviet television today, said thanking Mikhail Gorbachev for USSR solidarity. Kadhafi's apparent efforts to prevent military coup or assassination described; scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) State Department reported denying report yesterday that Secretary of State George Shultz expects Kadhafi to seek personal revenge against President Reagan's family. Details given.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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