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US-Libya Relations / Haig #71991

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 06, 1981
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(Studio) State Department reported ordering Libyan diplomats in United States to leave; Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Libyan provocations noted cited as reasons for expulsion. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - expresses concern over situation; elaborates.] [Senior Libyan diplomat Ali HOUDERI - reacts to situation; considers Libyans a scapegoat.] Details of expulsion outlined; current status of Americans in Libya and general relations with that nation discussed. Concern over Kadhafi's reaction to today's decision considered; Secretary of State Alexander Haig mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) Haig, returning from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Rome, Italy, said publicly welcomed back into administration fold by President [REAGAN - praises Haig's performance at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting] [HAIG - responds.] Implications of situation outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank

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