CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 11, 1986
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Introduction Bob Schieffer (New York City)
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(DC: Gary Schuster) President Reagan's interview with European journalists on international terrorism and his imposition of economy sanctions on Libya due to belief that Muammar el-Kadhafi is involved in violence featured; his remarks outlined on screen, discussed. Austrian and Italian officials said disagreeing with Reagan's claim of evidence linking Kadhafi with Rome and Vienna attacks. Assistant secretary state John Whitehead reported meeting with European heads of state next week to discuss Kadhafi's role as sponsor of terroists and his relationship with Palestinian extremist Abu Nidal. White House photos shown. Allied opposition to joining Reagan in sanctions mentioned.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Austrian and Italian foreign mins. said believing terrorists who struck their respective airports were actually trained in Lebanon rather than Libya.
(Tripoli, Libya: Steve Kroft) Atmosphere here following Reagan's economy sanctions described; scenes shown. Impact of latest crisis on reinforcing econ. relationship between Libya and West Europe discussed. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's denunciation of terrorism while refusing to join sanctions noted.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Pope John Paul II's attack on terrorism quoted; scenes shown.