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Red Sea Mines #298909

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 26, 1984
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(Studio) Italian and British mine sweepers reported joining international search in Red Sea.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Suez Bay) Difficulty in locating mines in Red Sea examined. [Commander Anthony CHILTON - describes garbage on sea bed.] Current status of mine sweeping operations detailed; Egypt noted convinced Libyan ship Ghat dropped mines.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tripoli, Libya) Dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi reported claiming United States planted mines; details given. Official news agency quoted on screen; Libyan political cartoons shown. Kadhafi's overtures toward President Reagan regarding improving US-Libya relations mentioned. Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's concern over Kadhafi's attempts and new Moroccan-Libyan alliance discussed.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Dean, Morton;
Pizzey, Allen;
Tunnell, Doug

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