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US-Libyan Confrontation #549044

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Muammar el-Kadhafi's warning against United States ints. worldwide in call for Arab ntns. to launch suicide attacks against United States embassies in retaliation for Gulf of Sidra confrontation reported

(DC: Fred Francis) Current status of gulf conflict examined; scenes shown. Possibility Sixth Fleet will leave tomorrow explained; photos of Libyan patrol boat destroyed by Navy shown, discussed. [Vice Admiral Frank KELSO - denies provoking Libya.] Intelligence reports said indicating Kadhafi had planned terrorist attacks against United States dipls. prior to gulf confrontation; details given.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reaction of Mikhail Gorbachev to Gulf of Sidra conflict quoted; his proposal for US-USSR naval withdrawal from Mediterranean mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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