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US-Libya Relations #69443

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 11, 1981
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(Studio) Americans reported ready to leave Libya following President's request.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Representatives of American oil companies noted meeting with State Department [Conoco executive vice president Jack MARSHALL - recalling employees and dependents.] Other companies reported complying with request. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - notes concern of companies for safety of employees.] President's request outlined on screen. Libyan government reported permitting departures. [White House chief of staff James BAKER - comments.] [MARSHALL - says Libyan officials would ensure safety of employees.] President Ford's opinion of Muammar el-Kadhafi noted. [President REAGAN - leaves arrangements up to State Department]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) People's Congress of Libya reported inviting Senator Howard Baker and other US officials to Libya; deny terrorism.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Libya's denial of possible danger to Americans reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tripoli, Libya) Americans noted feeling no danger. [Agriculture expert Grant STEVENS - feels no problem.] Econ. conditions of American workers in Libya and their effect on Libyan oil industry discussed in detail; films shown. [Gulf Oil worker Hassan GARDENER - says treated well and hopes to return.]
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Reactions of Secretary Defense Caspar Weinberger in London, England, Secretary of State Alexander Haig in Brussels, Belgium, French government and United States ambassador to France, Evan Galbraith noted. Libyan request at OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, for action against United States companies withdrawing from Libya reported; films shown. Reactions of Venezuela and Saudi Arabia mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Live reports from Tripoli, Libya, and interview with Henry Kissinger announced on "This Wk. with David Brinkley" on Sunday.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Cioffi, Lou;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Robinson, Max

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