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Falkland Conflict #78155

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1982
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(Studio) Great Britain reported attacking Argentine vessels in Falkland Sound.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Luxembourg) Britain's effort to gain allied support for economy sanctions by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and European Common Mkt. members against Argentina examined; foreign secretary Francis Pym's meeting today with Secretary of State Alexander Haig noted, shown. Lack of decision on issue of EEC members noted. [PYM - interprets indecisiveness.] Focus of United States concern in crisis outlined.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Implications of allied economy sanctions against Buenos Aires cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(London, England) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's cabinet noted meeting today for briefing by ambassador to UN, Sir Anthony Parsons; film shown. Recent assault on Pebble Island and reports tonight of further British attacks on Argentine ships in channel discussed. [Voice of reporter Michael NICHOLSON - describes today's military activity.] Thatcher's decision on immediate action said contingent on Parson's accomplishments at UN. Defense secretary John Nott noted setting deadline for continue negotiations.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) [For. minister Nicanor COSTA MENDEZ - comments on possible allied sanctions and possible British attack.] Argentine version of battle in Falkland Sound noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Pope John Paul II said considering postponement of planned trip to Britain; number spoons missing from Her (His) Majesty's Ship Canberra luxury liner used as troop ship noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
McCourt, Mike;
Serafin, Barry

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