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Libya-US Relations / Chemical Plant #323982

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi reported claiming that United States will attack his chemical plant. United States noted fearing that plant was built to manufacturer chemical weapons. Report introduced.

(Tripoli, Libya: Bill McLaughlin) Libya reported allowing some journalists and Syrian officials to tour chemical plant. [Syrian health minister Mohammed Ayed SHATTI - says plant is pharmaceutical in nature.] Libyans reported calling meeting of foreign dipls. and journalists; details given, scenes shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) West German companies recalled suspected of helping Kadhafi build his chemical plant. West German government noted concluding that companies have not committed any wrong.

McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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