ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Reaction to "NBC News" interview of terrorist Abu Abbas, responsible for Achille Lauro hijacking among other incidents, featured. [President REAGAN - responds to Abbas' threat to attack United States from within.] State Department terrorist expert Robert Oakley quoted on screen. [Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - condemns such publicity for terrorists.] [NBC News president Lawrence GROSSMAN - defs. interview.] [Vice President George BUSH - notes Syria sponsors terrorism as well as Libya.] Bush mentioned meeting with Israeli defense minister Yitzhak Rabin. Bush's defense of United States bombing of Libya noted.
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