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Nicaragua / United States Policy #303355

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 04, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's effort to get Congress funding for anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas under guise of proposed peace plan examined; details outlined on screen. [REAGAN - guarantees funds won't be used for arms or ammunition for temporary period.] President Dan. Ortega mentioned; Sandinista rejection of plan noted. [REAGAN - implies domino theory unless plan is adopted.] [Representatives Thomas O'NEILL, Michael BARNES - don't believe peace is President's goal.] [Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - accuses Reagan of making war on Nicaragua.]

(DC) Nicaragua's apparent ability to deflect Honduran-based guerrillas examined; films shown. [Colonel Edward KING (ret.) - thinks Soviet-bloc arms shipments to Nicaragua have tapered off.] United States recalled warning Bulgaria last year about its arms shipments to region. [KING - explains slump in arms shipments from Nicaragua to guerrillas in El Salvador.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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