CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1985
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(Studio) New wave of European terrorism noted topic of discussion today between French President Francois Mitterrand and Italian Prime Min. Bettino Craxi; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Brussels, Belgium) France's role as haven for international terrorists examined; assassins of General Rene Audran noted pardoned and paroled for earlier acts of terrorism in France in 1981. Italian terrorists Oreste Scalzone and Franco DeMartis noted illustrating France's attitude toward pol. refugees. [Belgian justice minister Jean GOL - feels such policy is senseless.] No. suspected terrorists Italy has asked France to extradite noted; indications of historical coordination between terrorist orgs. in several European cntrys. discussed. January attack on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) pipeline and warnings issued to Americans in Europe mentioned. Belgium's vulnerability cited. [GOL - notes terrorists' ability to leave Belgium rapidly after attacks.] [Italian interior minister Oscar Luigi SCALFARO - (thru translator) notes only 2 approaches to terrorism.] Assassination of German aviation manufacturer recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton