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Cod War / Britain and Iceland #25998

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 28, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon and Pompidou chose Iceland for meeting because is neutral ground and no violence and destruction evident. Not the case now.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Reykjavik, Iceland) Fishing dispute between Iceland and Britain caused by Br. ignoring 50-mile fishing boundaries set by Iceland; anti-British feeling high, as is anti-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) feeling. [Br. Ambassador John McKENZIE - says can't imagine why Iceland would want to leave NATO.] But it all started over fish.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Iceland calls NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to clear out Br. naval vessels. Nixon says US will stay out of dispute but will meet with Icelandic leaders while there.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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