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Nicaragua-US Relations #291726

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 21, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan reported confirming United States naval task force en route to coasts of Nicaragua, but denying he was engaging in gunboat diplomacy. [REAGAN - claims naval exercises are routine; implies warning about possible blockade.] Size of task force on both sides of Nicaragua discussed; several ships mentioned. [REAGAN - attacks Sandinista government as communist totalitarianism; doesn't foresee reaching any agreement with junta leaders; claims they are being subverted by outside forces.] US envoy Richard Stone reported en route to Central America again today, possibly in effort to meet with Nicaraguans.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Reagan's claim that Nicaragua violates its agreement with OAS quoted; Organization of American States officials said denying President `s allegations.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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