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Libya / United States Attack Aftermath #309202

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 15, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Cntrys. criticizing and supporting United States attack on Libya listed respectively.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) [In Parliament, voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - defs. her decision to allow United States to launch attack from bases here.] Thatcher's indebtedness to President Reagan for his strategic support during Falkland Island war noted. [Labor party spokesperson Denis HEALEY - criticizes Thatcher's relationship with Reagan.] [PEOPLE - fear incrd. terrorism, WW III as result.] Pol. ramifications for Thatcher considered.

(Paris, France: Steve Kroft) Public's criticism of government's refusal to endorse attack examined. [PEOPLE - are ashamed of government's decision.] [Journalist Jacques AMALRIC - notes support here had Muammar el-Kadhafi died.] Reactions elsewhere in Europe described; Chancellor Helmut Kohl quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced

(Rome, Italy: Mark Phillips) Italy's fear of Libyan reprisals for US raid examined; latter's attack on Lampedusa cited as example [WOMAN - questions rationality of United States action.] [Journalist Arrigo LEVI - expects worse than Lampedusa.] General concern among Americans in Europe over inability to guarantee their security despite extraordinary precautions discussed. [PEOPLE - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Upcoming item announced.

Fenton, Tom;
Kroft, Steve;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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