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Falkland Conflict #283714

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 15, 1982
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(Studio) Great Britain reported launching attack on Pebble Island; Argentine and British accts. of raid noted differing. Details given. Britain's move said apparently catching both Argentine government and Reagan administration by surprise.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(London, England) Last night's raid said evidently preparations for larger landing; details of raids discussed. [Defense ministry spokesperson John WRIGHT - notes assault was raid and not invasion.] Photos of Argentine commander from South Georgia signing surrender document shown, discussed. UN amb. Sir Anthony Parsons noted feeling that situation will move rapidly from here on out. [For. secretary Francis PYM - considers choice lies with Argentines.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's schedule this wkend. outlined.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Argentina diplomats said in quandary over British decision to take wkend. break in peace negotiations.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentina said surprised at British ambassador's return to London; details examined. President Leopoldo Galtieri's remarks during television interview translated on screen. Continue mobilization of Argentina examined; apparent disagreement between Britain and Argentina over location of British troops following any troop pullout considered. Focus of Argentina's future concerns explained.

(Studio) European Econ. Community said meeting in Brussels, Belgium, today to discuss extension of economy sanctions imposed against Argentina.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Blackstone, John;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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