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US-Libya Relations #306736

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's decision to freeze Libyan assets in US and efforts to pressure European allies into backing his economy sanctions against Libya examined; scenes, photos shown. [REAGAN - cites need for unity against terrorism.] State Department white paper on Libya's role in international terrorism quoted on screen. Anticipated failure of United States sanctions explained. [Batelle Institution spokesperson Doug. OLESEN, Foster-Wheeler spokesperson E.F. VITOLO - explain their responses to sanctions.] [Mideast expert Geoffrey KEMP - cites hidden message in President's actions.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Tripoli, Libya: Steve Kroft, Bob Schieffer) Reaction here to sanctions discussed, include responses of Americans living in Libya.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Failure of European allies to support Reagan's economy sanctions against Libya explained, discussed; scenes shown. [Representative Tom LANTOS - warns allies' response will be seen as litmus test in US.] Factors underlying allies' stance considered. [Anti-terrorism expert spokesperson Paul WILKENSON - feels sanctions can be successful with Kadhafi.] Arab League and Islamic organization noted backing Kadhafi.

Fenton, Tom;
Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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