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Nicaragua #60254

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1979
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(Studio) Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza's call for emergency joint legislature session on Thursday noted; spokesperson's denial of Somoza's plans to ask legislature to name successor stated. United States pressure on Somoza to step down reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States maintenance of relations with Nicaragua while calling for Somoza's resignation noted; State Department spokesperson Hodding Carter's comments on situation quoted. Reports stated that Assistant Secretary of State Warren Christopher has warned Nicaraguan foreign minister Julio Quintana of impending break in United States-Nicaraguan relations if Somoza remains.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Brazil's break of relations with Nicaragua reported Rebel radio claims of Sandinist guerrilla executions of Somoza supporters in Matagalpa noted. Statements by Sandinista supporter, General Omar Torrijos of Panama, quoted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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