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US-Nicaragua Relations #534811

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported now trying to back away from original allegation that Nicaragua is receive USSR fighter planes; White House refusal to comment mentioned.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(D) Admin.'s latest claims outlined; films shown. Contd. United States spy flights over Nicaragua noted. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - denies administration started war scare.] Claim of some critics that administration overemphasized plane scare in move to place Nicaragua on the defensive considered.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd

(Studio) United Nations Sec. Council reported holding emergency session to consider Nicaragua's chgs. of United States threats and possibility of United States invasion.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Managua, Nicaragua) Status of invasion hysteria here examined; films shown. [Port OFFICIAL - thinks Soviet planes are fantasy of US.] Impact of continued US supersonic spy flights over country on public fear noted.
REPORTER: Mike Boettcher

Boettcher, Mike;
Lloyd, Robin;
Utley, Garrick

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