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Special Assignment: Northern Ireland #62059

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 06, 1979
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(Studio) Part 2 introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Belfast, North Ireland) Film, shot by independent United States cameraman with cooperation of IRA, shown; IRA (Irish Republican Army) demands with regard to unification of North Ireland and Irish Republic outlined. IRA (Irish Republican Army) training noted occurring in both countries. Films shown. Sources of funds and weapons for IRA (Irish Republican Army) examined; cache of Soviet-made weapons, believed supplied by PLO, recalled discovered in Dublin in 1973. Provisional IRA (Irish Republican Army) member Joe Austin reported admitting ties with international terrorist groups, but that contacts are only political in nature. [AUSTIN - says they have political contacts with revolutionary and liberationist groups throughout world.] [British Secretary of State for North Ireland Humphrey ATKINS - discusses IRA's relationship with international terrorist org.] Philosophy and goals of original and present IRA (Irish Republican Army) and its various factions examined; most extreme faction recalled as responsible for murder of House of Commons member Airey Neave last March; films shown.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Concluding report in series announced for tomorrow.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Jennings, Peter;
Robinson, Max;
Salinger, Pierre

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