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Falkland Conflict #78431

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 04, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Argentina reported sinking British warship in Falkland conflict. [British defense minister spokesperson Ian McDONALD - announces sinking of HMS Sheffield.] Ship's history and function described; downing of British plane during air raids on Port Stanley and Goose Green discussed. Britain reported attacking Argentine submarine on Saturday Sinking of Argentine cruiser Belgrano recalled; British defense secretary John Nott's explanation of sinking outlined. [Voice of NOTT - considers further such attacks possible.] For. secretary Francis Pym's defense of Britain's sinking of Belgrano, based on United States resolution, reported [In Parliament, voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - is concerned over British casualties.] [WOMAN - comments.] Attitudes of Britain's allies listed on screen; current status of European sanctions against Argentine mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Media coverage of events here examined; conditions at Port Stanley airstrip discussed. [United States embassy spokesperson Larry ESTES - calls for American dependents to leave.] Anti-United States sentiments described. [United States BUSINESSMAN - notes difficulty for Americans here.] USSR and E. German ambs. reported meeting with foreign minister Nicanor Costa Mendez today.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported not leaving Washington, DC today as planned; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield examined. [Rear Admiral Martin WEMYSS - notes capabilities of missile used to sink ship.] Britain's sinking of General Belgrano recalled, discussed; political problems posed by Belgrano sinking and apparent political disarray in Argentina considered. President Leopoldo Galtieri mentioned, shown.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) President Reagan's concern over situation detailed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Max Robinson

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

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