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Libya-US Relations / Planes Downed #323981

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Libyan officials reported claiming that MiG-23s shot down over Mediterranean Sea by United States F-14s were not armed. Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Pentagon noted maintaining that United States pilots acted in self-defense Videotape of incident released by Pentagon shown and discussed. [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - comments on incident.] CBS News animated illus. of incident shown. [President REAGAN - defends pilots.] [At United Nations security cncl., Libyan deputy ambassador Ali Sunni MUNTASSER - claims that Libyan planes were unarmed.] [HOWARD - says Libyan jets were armed.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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