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US-Nicaragua Relations / World Court #296818

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Nicaragua reported filing suit against United States in World Court, claiming American action in Central America violates international law. [For. minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - denounces President Reagan's decision to ignore World Court verdict.] United States recalled using World Court to condemn Iran's seizure of United States hostages in 1979. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - explains basis of administration decision.] Admin. officials recalled recently acknowledging CIA-directed mining of Nicaraguan ports; continued Senator debate on further aid to anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas discussed. [Representatives Michael BARNES, Berkley BEDELL - criticize administration's mining of ports as "sheer lunacy" and act of war.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - considers Reagan admin.'s war against Nicaragua both morally and legally indefensible.] Possibility that mining issue will kill administration's chance of getting cong. approval of funds to continue war in region noted.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Jesse Jackson's comments on CIA mining of Nicaraguan ports outlined; his decision to meet with Nicaraguan leaders there soon reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Schakne, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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