CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 16, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Possibility United States embassy employee shot in Khartoum, Sudan, was victim of Libyan-backed Abu Nidal terrorist organization reported; details given. State Department's travelers warning about Sudan outlined.
(DC: Bill Plante) [President REAGAN - warns Muammar el-Kadhafi about US resolve.] Admin. said blaming USSR as well as Libya for recent West Berlin nightclub bombing; details given. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - claims US asked USSR and East Germany to restrain Libya; blames their failure to do so for United States bombing of Libya; condemns USSR 's attitude toward preparing for 2nd summit.] Reagan said ready to break portions of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II agreement; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Public's reaction to Washington storm said illustrating nation's tension over Libya; details given.
(NYC: Bruce Morton) United States reaction to bombing Libya examined; scenes, portions of anti-Kadhafi songs played. [PEOPLE - support raid.] Findings of CBS News-"New York Times" poll outlined on screen, discussed. [PEOPLE - express their opinions.] [Monday, REAGAN - notes Kadhafi assumed United States would be passive.] [Jose RIBAS - comments on brother's death.]
(London, England: Tom Fenton) "Daily Mirror" said reflecting mood in Europe today over United States raid on Libya; scenes shown. [American STUDENTS - describe pressure from peers.] [Libyan ambassador to Italy Abdul Rahman SHALGAM - threatens attacks on all United States ints.] Pol. heat on Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher for allowing United States to launch raid from bases in Great Britain mentioned. [In Parliament, voice of THATCHER - warns public to be cautious.] [WOMAN - resents President Reagan's sense of security in face of Europeans' vulnerability to terrorism.] (Artist: Richard Cole)