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Egypt-Libya-France-Chad-US Relations #294409

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) French foreign minister Claude Cheysson's meeting here today with Secretary of State George Shultz reported effort to ease tension between the two ntns. over France's premature announcement of joint French-Libyan troop pullout from Chad; United States recalled warning President Francois Mitterrand of dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi's lack of credibility. [November 14, State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - notes Libyan troops remain in Chad.] Mitterrand's recent meeting with Kadhafi noted followed by orders to French troops to prepare to re-enter Chad if Libyans do not withdraw. Egypt's successful sting operation to reveal Kadhafi's assassination plot against former prime minister Abdul Hamid Bakkoush examined; details of Egyptian intelligence's faking of Bakkoush's murder reviewed. [BAKKOUSH - calls for civilized world to take stand against such a madman rather than focus on oil.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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