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Falkland Crisis #283288

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1982
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(Studio) Developments in Falkland Island conflict between Great Britain and Argentina outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's briefing of President Reagan on crisis discussed. [REAGAN - hopes for diplomatic solution; praises Haig's role as mediator.] Argentina's efforts in Organization of American States to trigger Treaty of Rio noted. [Argentine ambassador to Organization of American States Raul QUIJANO - isn't confident that conflict will be avoided.] Pol. dilemma faced by United States explained.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(London, England) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's reaction to Argentine proposals noted. [Voice of THATCHER - restates commitment to objectives.] [For. secretary Francis PYM - acknowledges difficulty of situation.] Implications of Pym's delay in leaving for Washington, DC considered. Arrival of Royal Marines overpowered during invasion shown. [Lieutenant Keith MILLS - describes battle.] Continue military preparations noted. (Video disturbance conts.)
REPORTER: John Blackstone, Artist: Richard Cole

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) (Video disturbance conts.) Continue cabinet mtgs. here over Haig's proposals discussed; films shown. [For. minister Nicanor COSTA MENDEZ - comments on solution.] Mil. preparations shown, detailed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Explosion at Argentine munitions dump near Buenos Aires reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Blackstone,, John;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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