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Falkland Conflict #78466

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1982
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(Studio) Apparent failure of peace initiative of Peruvian president in Falkland Island conflict between Argentine and Great Britain noted; possible success of plan put forth by United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New York City) [British ambassador to United Nations Sir Anthony PARSONS - notes condition for acceptance of Secretary General's peace plan.] Details of United Nations plan outlined on screen, discussed. [PEREZ de CUELLAR - hopes for success.] Pressure to negotiate noted.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez's assessment of United Nations peace process considered; Argentina's rejection of Peru's proposal due to similarity with that offered recently by Secretary General Alexander Haig noted. Argentina's concern with United Nations proposal outlined on screen, discussed. [Defense minister Dr. Amadeo FRUGOLI - (thru translator) demands Argentine sovereignty on Falkland Island] Return of General Belgrano survivors shown; no remaining unaccounted for mentioned. War plan for nation's economy described; question of equitable United Nations cease-fire arrangements considered.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Britain's response to United Nations proposal outlined on screen, discussed; for. secretary Francis Pym's assessment of Argentine rejection of Peruvian peace plan quoted. [In House of Commons, voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - considers possible Argentine ploy in stalling for cease-fire.] Results of public opinion poll outlined on screen. [Defense secretary John NOTT - dismisses idea of pulling back from military objectives.] Europe's position on conflict reported; continuing military preparations of Ascension Island described, shown. Casualty figs. in conflict so far examined. Victims from Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield Anthony Norman, Allan Knowles, David Osborne, Adrian Wellstead listed on screen along with their occupations and home ports. Loss of 2 British fighter jets discussed; aide to Prime Min. quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Argentina reported withdrawing surface fleet from war zone around Falkland Island; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Today's diplomatic moves summarized; latest version of Peruvian President Fernando Belaunde Terry described. [President REAGAN - states United States guidelines for settlement.] Diplomatic necessity for include "cease-fire and withdrawal" phrase in settlement explained.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings,, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Smith, Jack;
Vanocur, Sander

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