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Northern Ireland Conflict / American Connection #42004

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 03, 1976
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(Studio) Report on the "American connection" with arms shipped to North Ireland.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Police demonstrate use of Armalite Arkansas-l5 weapon. British troops frequently confiscate these weapons in North Ireland. Believed New York and Canadian ports used in smuggling.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Belfast, North Ireland) Protestant march shown. Protestants form major and hold most of legally registered weapons. IRA (Irish Republican Army) must rely on supplies from abroad. 3 Philadelphia men charged with shipping weapons to North Ireland. 2 men belong to Irish Northern Aid Committee
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(NYC) NORAID tries to raise funds for IRA (Irish Republican Army) humanitarian relief. Committee sent $250,000 to IRA (Irish Republican Army) last year [NORAID, Mathew HIGGINS - says if could supply money for arms and aid, would be delighted, but we can't. Doubt if NORAID money used directly for weapons. Will be no peace while British troops in North Ireland.] Linkage between NORAID and gun purchases can't be determined.

Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry

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