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US-Libya Relations / Military Action #309183

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 14, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(The Hague, The Netherlands: Tom Fenton) European foreign mins. meeting here said an effort to avert United States military strike against Libya in retaliation for its state-sponsored terrorism; scenes shown. [Sir Geoffrey HOWE - claims evidence of Libyan involvement in recent European terrorism, include W. Berlin bombing.] For. mins.' agreement on new approach to Libyan dipls. outlined. United States ambassador Vernon Walters said finding continued opposition to economy sanctions against Libya as he meets with allied leaders; Europe's annual level of business with Muammar el-Kadhafi mentioned. Possibility Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher will allow United States to use its bases there as staging point for attack on Libya considered. [International affairs expert Phil WILLIAMS - feels mil. strike will worsen terrorist situation in Europe.]

(DC: David Martin) President Reagan and aides noted continuing debate over mil. retaliation issue; details given. Status of naval fleet in Mediterranean described. [USS Saratoga crew MBRS. - comment on recent Gulf of Sidra conflict.] Possibility Syrian pilots have been added to Kadhafi's air force mentioned; inability to confirm his claim that Americans in Libya have been placed on military bases there in anticipation of United States strike noted. Evidence linking Kadhafi to recent West Berlin nightclub bombing, according to "Newsweek", outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Senators Robert Byrd and Claiborne Pell reported telling peers President Reagan will make statement concerning Libya tonight; details given.

(Tripoli, Libya: Allen Pizzey) Atmosphere here examined; scenes shown. "Green March" newspaper's threat to attack United States nuclear missile bases in Europe as well as individual Americans if United States attacks Libya quoted on screen. No. Americans thought still here mentioned. [MAN - comments.] Pol. advantages for Kadhafi of keeping anti-US tension high here explained.

Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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