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Falkland Conflict #78211

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan's remark on continuing Falkland Island conflict noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New York City) [UN Secretary General Javier PEREZ de CUELLAR - will continue hoping for diplomatic settlement.] Apparent point on which Argentina and Great Britain cannot reach agreement cited. [Sir Anthony PARSONS - comments.] Argentine negotiator Enrique Ros said silent on issue; indications that fighting will intensify noted.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's criticism of Argentine demands discussed. [Voice of THATCHER - puts ball in Argentina's court] Issue of probable war considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez noted declining comment on possible British military action in near future; official government stance here on Thatcher's demands outlined on screen, discussed. Govt. television commercials shown. Costa Mendez said ready to go to United Nations if necessary.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Indications here that conflict is worsening described; psychological warfare described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) Means by which Argentina is circumventing British blockade examined in detail; role of Brazil noted. Argentine arms buying mission noted discussing sales with Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Pope John Paul II reported calling to Rome bishops from both Argentina and Great Britain for special Mass Friday; issue of pontiff's scheduled trip to England mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Salinger, Pierre;
Smith, Jack;
Vanocur, Sander

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