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London / Libyan Embassy Siege #296543

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 22, 1984
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(Studio) Britain reported severing diplomacy relations with Libya as means of ending police siege of Libyan embassy in London; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(London, England) [Home Secretary Leon BRITTAN - considers last Tuesday shooting from Libyan embassy a barbaric outrage.] Police ofr.'s killer noted allowed to leave with other Libyan dipls. under laws of diplomacy immunity. [BRITTAN - cites inability either to identification killer or bring person to trial without cooperation of Libyan government] Deadline set by British for Libyan deportation and factors apparently affecting decision discussed.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Tripoli, Libya) Reaction here to break in diplomacy relations examined; films shown. [British ambassador Oliver MILES - cites tasks needing addressing prior to departure.] [Julia MILES - regrets leaving so soon.] Concern over British ntls. remaining here considered; Libyan government's poor coordination in staging anti-British demonstration described, shown.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Reagan administration's support of British decision reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Blackstone, John;
Dean, Morton;
Quint, Bert

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