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North-S. Yemen Conflict #58789

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 06, 1979
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(Studio) USS Constellation reported ordered back into Indian Ocean to show American support for North Yemen in its conflict with South Yemen.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) USS Constellation shown, described. Carrier noted en route from Subic Bay, Philippines, to Gulf of Aden; map shown. Defense Department film shown. Possibility of United States show of force noted. Presence of USSR and Cuban troops in South Yemen noted to cause Saudi Arabia anxiety. Saudi Arabia's efforts to help North Yemen reported unsuccessful. United States warships noted already sent to Djibouti; sale of military hardware to North Yemen reported waiting cong. approval. United States concern about effect of conflict on West oil supply through Red Sea noted; Ethiopia mentioned. Sources' report with regard to dispatch of Constellation given.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(Studio) ABC reporter John Cooley's report with regard to motive of Constellation mission detailed. White House, State Department, Pentagon responses stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Wordham, Bill

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