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Suez Canal / Mines #298589

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptian authorities reported believing Libyan ship, the Gat, passing through Red Sea and Suez Canal recently was responsible for mining region. Photos, films shown. [Defense minister Abdel Halim Abu-GHAZALA - thinks Iranians and Libyans are responsible.] [Admiral Sir James EBERLE - explains ease of any vessel mining area.] Lloyd's records of shipping traffic through Red Sea, include that of the Gat, prior to first explosion reviewed. Ayatollah Khomeini said denying Iran's role in mining and condemning members of his government who praised explosions. [President Hosni MUBARAK - promises reprisals.] United States, Britain and France reported involved in mine sweeping operation.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

Pizzey, Allen;
Schieffer, Bob

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