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Falkland Conflict #78168

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 17, 1982
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(Studio) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted continuing efforts to gain allied support in Falkland Island crisis.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Thatcher's apparent unofficial deadline for diplomatic success noted; issue of Common Mkt. economy sanctions against Argentina considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Luxembourg) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and European Common Mkt. mtgs., the latter concerned with sanctions against Argentina, examined; films shown. For. secretary Francis Pym, Italian foreign minister Emilio Colombo noted involved in discussions here; details given; EEC compromise outlined. [For. ministry spokesperson Nicholas FENN - notes community's unity.] Britain's political gain considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Probable impact of EEC decision here discussed; President Leopoldo Galtieri and other government officials noted participating in military day activities. Films shown. Possible death toll from conflict so far mentioned; implications of foreign minister Nicanor Costa Mendez's presence at memorial services considered. Admiral Jorge Anaya's remarks outlined. [United States ambassador Harry SHLAUDEMAN - denies allegations of interfering in Argentine problems.] General atmosphere here noted.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Thatcher's radio broadcast today on difficulty of dealing with Argentines examined. [Voice of THATCHER - discusses political chaos there.] Her reaction to Galtieri's remark on willingness to make sacrifices noted. [Voice of THATCHER - conts. criticism of Argentina.] [Aboard HMS Hermes, voice of reporter Mike NICHOLSON - describes activity today.] Apparent result of alert mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) British ambassador to United Nations Sir Anthony Parsons reported returning to New York City; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Vanocur, Sander

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