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Falkland Crisis #77921

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 30, 1982
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(Studio) Imposition of full blockade around Falkland Island by both Great Britain and Argentina noted; United States reported officially siding with England.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Secretary Alexander HAIG - anticipates military action in region; blames Argentina for diplomatic breakdown.] United States sanctions against Argentina outlined on screen, discussed. [For. minister Nicanor COSTA MENDEZ - restates Argentina's diplomatic position.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) British reaction to United States announcement of support noted. [For. secretary Francis PYM - expresses gratitude to United States; comments on military and political strategy against Argentina.] British newspaper headlines shown. [BBC ANNOUNCER - notes beginning of total blockade against Argentina.] Pym noted meeting tomorrow with United Nations Secretary General [PYM - notes consequences should Argentina challenge blockade.] Options available to England outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) President Leopoldo Galtieri's continual efforts to solve situation noted; ambassador Harry Shlaudeman's meeting with Galtieri regarding Haig's speech noted. USSR ambassador Sergei Striganov's presence at government meeting noted; public response here cited. Costa Mendez in New York City today recalled.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [President REAGAN - explains change in United States policy toward crisis; hopes for diplomatic settlement.] - Implications for Britain of United States public announcement of support cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Mil. status of crisis examined; map shown. Weather's role in any British invasion explained; possible aid under consideration for Britain outlined, discussed.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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