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England / Assassination Attempt #293798

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1984
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(Studio) IRA (Irish Republican Army) reported claiming responsibility for attempted assassination last night of England's top government officials in Brighton, England; victims noted include Parliament member who was relative of Princess of Wales.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Brighton, England) IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorist bombing of hotel where Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and most of her cabinet were staying examined; films, illustrations shown. Trade secretary Norman Tebbit mentioned only cabinet member seriously injured. [THATCHER - reacts to incident; condemns IRA (Irish Republican Army) attempt to massacre the innocent.] Issues dividing Britain, politically and socially, reviewed; implications of Labor party's recent adoption of extreme left-wing program cited as example [THATCHER - denies government will weaken.] IRA (Irish Republican Army) warning issued today quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Queen Elizabeth, traveling in US, reported sending message of condolences to Thatcher; incrd. security for monarch noted. Films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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