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Libya / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Kadhafi / Pan Am Flight 103 #744484

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 20, 2003
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(Studio: Deborah Roberts) Report introduced.

(White House: Geoff Morrell) Admission by Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi that he will give up the weapons of mass destruction he was trying to ddevelop featured; details given of the timeline of discussions since March & of the extent of Libya's WMD programs. [British foreign minister Jack STRAW†- says he is delighted that Kadhafi has shown statesmanship.] [Former NSC official Flynt LEVERETT†- talks about the importance of engaging with a rogue regime.] [Former assistant Secretary of State Robert EINHORN†, University of Maryland professor Shibley TELHAMI†- comment on Libya & diplomacy.] The question of whether the US will now lift sanctioned imposed against Libya 17 years ago noted.

(Studio: Deborah Roberts; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The reasons why Kadhafi has agreed to give up WMD & the reaction of Republicans & Democrats to this diplomatic victory for President Bush outlined.

(Studio: Deborah Roberts) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The reaction of members of the families of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up in 1988, featured; details given of the monetary settlement made by Libya. [Victim Rickie Manetti's sister Cara WEEKS‡, victim's widow Victoria CUMMOCK††, victim's mother Susan COHEN‡- recount memories of their relatives.]

Roberts, Deborah;
Morrell, Geoff;
Stephanopoulos, George;
Jamieson, Bob

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