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Falkland Conflict #78243

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1982
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(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar noted not yet totally giving up quest for diplomatic settlement of Falkland Island conflict between Argentina and Great Britain.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) British proposals said rejected by Argentina; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's response noted. [In Parliament, voice of THATCHER - blames Argentina for breakdown.] Both ntns.' stance on peace proposals outlined on screen, discussed. [Voice of THATCHER - comments on Perez de Cuellar's suggestions.] Incrd. military preparations noted; Thatcher quoted with regard to phase crisis is now in.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez said silent on Thatcher's statement; Costa Mendez said replying to Perez de Cuellar's proposal in person if and when United Nations Sec. Council convenes to deal with matter. Continue government communiques on crisis examined; "Buenos Aires Herald" newspaper headline concerning defense minister Amadeo Frugoli's call for United States to contribute to peace considered. Similar message said given last week to special United States envoy Vernon Walters during his meeting with President Leopoldo Galtieri when Secretary of State Alexander Haig visited last month Current status of United States-Argentine relationship noted.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(DC) White House spokesperson's statement on United States presence in war zone reported; issue of United States military aide to Great Britain explained. Vice President George Bush mentioned chairing crisis team.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Importance of United States military neutrality noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Tactical options available to Britain should they invade examined; films shown. [Mil. expert Prof. Jack CHILD - thinks invasion will be harder than Britain anticipates.] Mil. advantages of both sides outlined on screen.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander
Duration:
00:09:20

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