ABC Evening News for Friday, May 07, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Great Britain reported widening war zone around Falkland Island [Defense spokesperson Ian McDONALD - notes Britain's warning to Argentina.] Continue military preparations by England described, shown. [For. secretary Francis PYM - notes Britain's continuing diplomatic efforts.] His assessment of UN framework for cease-fire noted. [PYM - puts onus on Argentina.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted meeting with 2 Falkland islanders as well as is. governor; apparent political boost given Thatcher noted evident in local elec. results yesterday. Details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Funeral for victims of British attack on patrol boat Sobro described, shown. Reaction here to Britain's widening of war zone and reaction to war in general examined. For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez noted awaiting flight to UN; Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar's efforts said centering on United Nations charter; details given.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's planned wkend. vacation noted symbolic of current diplomatic efforts. British ambassador Sir Anthony Parsons, Argentine deputy foreign minister Enrique Ras said still involved in diplomatic process; details given. [President REAGAN - thinks Argentina is holding up peace efforts.] Possibility of direct British assault on Falkland Island considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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