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London / Libyan Embassy Siege #296443

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1984
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(Studio) Police siege of Libyan embassy in London, England, reported continuing; machine gun attack from within embassy yesterday on anti-Kadhafi demonstrators and police recalled. Libyan police in Tripoli said ending siege of British embassy which began shortly after shooting yesterday.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(London, England) Status of continued siege here examined; films shown. Dilemma faced by authorities due to protection afforded embassies under intl. diplomacy law explained; President Reagan's June visit here mentioned. [Law Society spokesperson Tim. LAWRENCE - explains legal restrictions on police.] International Convention on Dipl. Status noted allowing diplomacy literally to get away with murder. [Scotland Yard Commander Richard WELLS - claims Libyans have offered condolences.] May 5, 1980, police storming of Iranian embassy, at request of Iranian government, to free hostages recalled; films of that incident shown. [PEOPLE - feel killer should be apprehended.] Issue of safety of Britons in Libya considered.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Question of killer's identification discussed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer, Tom Fenton

(Studio) Violation of historical diplomacy precedent by yesterday's shooting noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(London, England) Dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi's association with terrorism and thus lack of surprise over break in traditional diplomacy behavior yesterday noted; possibility that shooting was premeditated and factors supporting that premise considered. Films of shooting shown. [Front for the Salvation of Libya spokesperson "Mr. ABDULLAH" - claims pre-arrangement for filming of attack in order to produce evidence of murders for Kadhafi.] Incrd. Libyan terrorist attacks on Libyan exiles reviewed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - feels yesterday's shooting illustrates "out of bounds" behavior of Kadhafi and Libyans; isn't surprised.] Kadhafi's disregard for diplomacy protocol described.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Britain's warnings to ntls. in Libya outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tripoli, Libya) Tension between Britain and Libya said decrease here; films shown. [Voice of amb's wife, Julia MILES - describes situation.] Ambassador Oliver Miles' description of event outlined.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

Reporter(s):
Blackstone, John;
Fenton, Tom;
Kroft, Steve;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:08:30

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