ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 10, 1981
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(Studio) Est. number of United States citizens in Libya and White House urging that they leave immediately noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(DC) Admin.'s efforts to minimize provocation of Muammar el-Kadhafi explained. [Acting Secretary of State William CLARK - cites security climate for United States citizens in Libya.] President Reagan's action regarding safety of Americans in Libya outlined on screen. [CLARK - comments.] Condemnation of Kadhafi's behavior, include reports of assassination squads in United States, discussed. [Edwin MEESE - claims further action will be determined later.] [Senator Claiborne PELL, Howard BAKER - react to President's stance.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Brussels, Belgium) Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported informing NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) foreign min., currently meeting here, of United States action against Libya. [HAIG - defs. United States stance.] Reaction of French foreign minister Claude Cheysson to today's events outlined. [HAIG - won't rule out future action.] European reaction to United States moves mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Studio) Further items announced.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
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