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West Germany-Libya Relations / Aerial Refueling Systems #323810

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 23, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(DC: David Martin) West German magazine "Der Spiegel"'s film shown of Libyan planes refueling in air; details given. Aerial refueling noted significant military development for Libya. West German companies reported selling equipment to Libya; West German official quoted. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments.] United States reaction to Libya's increase military might noted.

(Bonn, West Germany: Doug Tunnell) West German company INTEC reported selling aerial refueling equipment to Libya; details given, scenes shown. [German manufacturer Joseph MUHLBAUER - (thru translator) comments on situation.] United States intelligence sources recalled warning Chancellor Helmut Kohl of companies' relations with Libya. [Israeli foreign minister Moshe ARENS - says Muammar el-Kadhafi's mil. capabilities are threat to Israel.] Other investigations noted underway with regard to West German companies' role in building Kadhafi's chemical weapons plant. [Defense analyst Francis TUSA - comments on German exportation of tech. and services.]

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Tunnell, Doug

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