ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1982
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(Studio) Argentina reported sending United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar its response to latest British proposals in Falkland Island dispute.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez and junta officials noted preparing for latest answer from Great Britain as well as possible invasion. Costa Mendez quoted. General Mario Menendez, island gov., quoted on commitment to remaining in Falkland Islands; citizens council noted asking Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and President Leopoldo Galtieri to arrange cease-fire; details given. [League of Housewives Rosa FCHERCZEG - asks Nancy Reagan and Thatcher to halt conflict.] Purpose of Argentine response to latest British proposals explained.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Studio) [In Parliament, voice of THATCHER - thinks Argentines are dragging out negotiations.] [Aboard Her (His) Majesty's Ship Hermes, reporter Mike NICHOLSON - describes continuing military preparations.] Letter from island noted remarking on detainment of several residents. [Island council spokesperson John CHEEK - notes basis of island's concern.] Weather's downing of 2 helicopters on South Georgia Island discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Artist; Freda Reiter