CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 07, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) Reagan administration reported possessing intelligence info. linking Libya's E. Berlin embassy with recent terrorist bombing of West Berlin nightclub frequented by Americans United States ambassador Richard Burt quoted on screen. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - claims information linking Libya with terrorism.] [Terrorism expert Robert KUPPERMAN - believes United States allies fear admin.'s increase militancy will encourage further terrorist attacks.] US pressure on Europe to close Libyan embassies and withdraw landing rights of its airline explained, discussed. Terrorism's impact on United States tourism to Europe outlined on screen. Attorney General Edwin Meese and joint chiefs of staff said discussing issue here while President Reagan attended opening day baseball game.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Possibility recent Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) bombing will convince United States allies to move against international terrorism examined; France noted expelling Arab and Libyan dipls. accused of plotting attacks against United States ints. there. [French International Relations Institution spokesperson Dominique MOISI - thinks both government and public attitudes toward terrorism and United States have changed.] West Germany's condition for taking action against Libyans following nightclub bombing mentioned. Britain's expulsion of all Libyan dipls. following murder of police ofr. in London 2 years ago recalled. Econ. factor involved said illustrated by Britain's role in repairing missiles Libya recently used against US.