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US-Libya Relations / United States Maneuvers #548990

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 23, 1986
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(Studio: John Hart) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) Probability of conflict between United States and Libya in response to United States Sixth Fleet's challenge to Muammar el-Kadhafi's territorial claims to Gulf of Sidra during latest naval maneuvers in region examined. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - dismisses significance of entering Gulf of Sidra.] Kadhafi's preparation for missile attack against United States ships and planes and/or terrorist attacks on United States ints. abroad in retaliation noted. Kadhafi's role in international terrorism, include alleged sponsorship of December attacks on Rome and Vienna airports, recalled.

(Studio: John Hart) United States ambassador to the Vatican William Wilson, according to "New York Times", said holding unauthorized secret meeting with Libyan officials shortly after Vienna and Rome airport attacks; details given.

Hart, John;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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