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US-Libyan Relations / Plane Incident #73361

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 23, 1981
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(Studio) "Newsweek" magazine's account of Libyan submarine's initial approach towards United States Sixth Fleet following recent confrontation between United States and Libyan planes reported Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi said allegedly calling for closing of all United States bases in Mediterranean. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, currently attending NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in London, England, reported feeling that Libyan retaliation is not expected.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(London, England) Libyan incident sad theme of Weinberger's visit here; details given. [WEINBERGER - doesn't anticipate reprisals; comments on rumor that President Reagan is on Libyan hit list.] Sec. surrounding Weinberger's stopover noted; evacuation of United States dependents in Libya examined. Esso-Libya's situation cited as example
REPORTER: Jacques Grenier

Donaldson, Sam;
Grenier, Jacques

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