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US-Libya Relations #69426

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 10, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Libya's reaction to President Reagan's actions outlined; extent of United States control of Libyan oil industry noted basis of Kadhafi's concern.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Abu Dhabi) Libyan oil minister's reaction to events described. [Oil minister Abdussalam al-ZAGAAR - considers criticism unfair; alludes to possible USSR aid should United States oil companies withdraw.]
REPORTER: Chris Harper

(DC) Representatives of oil companies involved with Libya said meeting tomorrow to discuss President Reagan's action. [Occidental Petroleum spokesperson Gordon REECE - acknowledges President's request that Americans leave.] [Oil economist John LICHTBLAU - thinks situation is temporary.] Size of United States-Libya oil rel. explained; insignificance of situation for United States oil consumption noted.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Reaction of West Europe to United States moves against Libya discussed; USSR reaction noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Alleged Libyan assassination squad in United States examined; composite drawings of possible suspects shown; current status of FBI investigation considered.
REPORTER: Paul Howes

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Harper, Chris;
Howes, Paul;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Peterson, Roger;
Robinson, Max

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