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Falkland Conflict #523994

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 09, 1982
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(Studio) Great Britain reported shelling Argentine military sites on Falkland Island as well as sinking Argentine naval vessel. [British defense spokesperson Ian McDONALD - defs. attack on alleged fishing vessel.]
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentine interpretation of attack on Narwal examined; communique of nighttime air and sea attack on Port Stanley discussed. [Courtesy CBS, "Face the Nation", foreign minister Nicanor COSTA MENDEZ - notes political goal of Argentina.] Issue of sovereignty considered. Role of weather on conflict noted.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted meeting with war cabinet over Falkland conflict; details given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(London, England) Indications that invasion of Falkland Island is imminent examined. [Aboard Her (His) Majesty's Ship Hermes, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) correspondent Brian HANRAHAN - describes air assault on Port Stanley.] [Defense minister John NOTT - notes purpose of blockade around island] Loss of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield recalled; current poll results of public opinion on crisis noted.
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar noted meeting again with representatives from both sides of conflict.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(New York City) Continuing diplomatic efforts examined; films shown. [PEREZ de CUELLAR - hopes for good news.] His meeting with British ambassador Sir Anthony Parsons noted. [PARSONS - will meet with Secretary General again this evening.] Implications of events here considered.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Britain reported announcing repatriation of captured Argentine troops via Ascension Island
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Compton, James;
Delaney, Steve;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Savitch, Jessica

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