NBC Evening News for Friday, May 07, 1982
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(Studio) Great Britain reported extending war zone around Falkland Island; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(London, England) Britain's preparations for enforcing new war zone noted. [Admiral Sir Terrence LEWIN - praises rapid preparations.] No. of planes and ships said joining naval task force already in region cited. [Defense spokesperson Ian McDONALD - warns Argentina.] [For. minister Francis PYM - calls for Argentine withdrawal from island before peace negotiations can continue] Results of local elecs. noted favoring Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's Conservative party [Party chairperson Cecil PARKINSON - thinks crisis has consolidated public support.] Thatcher's meeting with exiled Falkland officials mentioned.
REPORTER: James Compton
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) [For. minister Nicanor COSTA MENDEZ - declines comment on expanded British war zone.] Atmosphere here described; number still missing and presumed dead from sunken warship General Belgrano noted; funerals for victims shown. Possible course of conflict considered.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said trying to keep his peace proposal alive; British ambassador Sir Anthony Parson's remarks on pessimism quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Studio) Reagan administration said blaming Argentina for rejection of Peruvian cease-fire plan. [President REAGAN - comments on new war zone.] His remarks on reports of United States military support to Britain noted; President and Senator Paul Laxalt, national security adviser William Clark mentioned horseback riding today; shown.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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