ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 09, 1981
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(Studio) Decision on White House reprisals against Libya expected to be announced in 24 hrs. Cut off of oil imports said expected. John Scali reported saying mil. actions contemplated if an assassination takes place. Americans said to be warned again to leave Libya.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(DC) Hard evidence of plot said still difficult to pin down. Professionals quoted saying evidence less than definitive. Something, however, believed going on. Details of information given CIA outlined on screen. Professionals quoted fearing snowball effect due to public discussion of plot. Motivation of CIA's initial informant said in question. Muammar el Kadhafi's record of assassination tactics noted.
REPORTER: Carl Bernstein
(Studio) House reported condemning Libya for international terrorist activities.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Studio) Libya said expecting some kind of economy retaliation from US. Oil embargo said claimed by Libyan oil minister to be of no great concern. European mkts. said not believed to go along with an embargo. Effect of US oil companies getting out of Libya considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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