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Falkland Conflict #78451

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) President Reagan's concern over widening war, potential USSR involvement and mounting anti-United States sentiment in Latin America said reason United States pulling back from initial public support of Great Britain; details outlined on screen. [April 30, President REAGAN - notes armed aggression shouldn't be allowed to succeed.] His change of heart in letters to several leaders of South American govts. quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Incrd. United States efforts to arrive at diplomatic solution examined; President's orders to Secretary of State Alexander Haig noted. Haig's meeting with Spain's foreign minister cited as example [HAIG - thinks discussions were helpful.] His later meeting with British ambassador Nicholas Henderson re: suggestions of foreign secretary Francis Pym considered. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - welcomes help in ending conflict.] United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar noted awaiting response from Argentina and Britain to his proposed peace plan; details given.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Update on crisis later on "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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