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Falkland Conflict #78055

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 10, 1982
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(Studio) Great Britain reported firing on Argentine positions on Falkland Island as United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar continues his peace efforts.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Local media noted claiming victory in latest round of war; foreign ministry spokesperson Gustavo Figueroa noted claiming results on diplomatic front. For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez said outlining latest Argentine position on negotiations; details cited on screen. United Nations negotiator Enrique Ros, meeting with United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, mentioned, shown. Media coverage here of war shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Issue of possible invasion of Falklands examined. [Aboard HMS Hermes, voice of reporter Michael NICHOLSON - describes action from ship.] [British ITN reporter Sandy GALL - reports events so far.] Sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield, defense ministry's account of Argentine trawler's sinking noted; films shown. [Defense spokesperson Ian McDONALD - justifies sinking of Argentine fishing trawler.] [Voice of NICHOLSON - notes denial by pilots that they strafed Argentine survivors.] Role of Ascension Island in British mvts. noted. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted meeting with pres. of Maldives Island; details given. For. secretary Francis Pym, meeting with Henry Kissinger, quoted. Mil. establishments said impatient with UN negotiations; political establishment said urging reporters not to anticipate rapid diplomatic solution.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) [COSTA MENDEZ - doesn't demand sovereignty to begin negotiations; elaborates on negotiable issues.] State Department reaction to Costa Mendez's remarks noted. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Vanocur, Sander

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