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US-Libya Relations #274769

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 10, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported calling for Americans to leave Libya due to strained relations with that nation; details of United States action against Libya, allegedly not based on reports of Libyan assassination squad sent to kill United States leaders, outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Efforts of White House aide Max Friedersdorf and deputy Secretary of State William Clark to obtain bipartisan support for President's actions noted. [CLARK - explains President's call for Americans to leave Libya.] [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - denies victimizing Libya.] [Senators Howard BAKER, Claiborne PELL - support measures.] Secretary of Libyan parliament reported writing speaker Thomas O'Neill and Senator Howard Baker, repudiating allegations; details given.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Reagan's request noted aimed primarily at United States oil companies in Libya.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New York City) Extent of United States oil company involvement in Libya discussed; main United States companies operating there listed on screen. [Libyan oil minister Abdussalam Mohammed al ZAGAAR - comments on possible oil. company pullout.] Recent friction between United States and Libya recalled. [Occidental Petroleum spokesperson Gordon REECE, Marathon Oil spokesperson Michael RUSSO - comment.] Libya-United States oil relationship described.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Studio) Reagan noted remaining silent on today's actions.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Admin.'s effort to place distance between President and Muammar el-Kadhafi explained. [Edwin MEESE - notes Libya's support for terrorism; discusses alleged assassination squads.] CIA psychological profile of Kadhafi mentioned.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Reporter(s):
Culhane, David;
Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:07:00

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