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Falkland Conflict #78517

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 01, 1982
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(Studio) Britain said apparently in strong position to launch assault against Port Stanley, Falkland Island
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Great Britain said now holding Mt. Kent near Port Stanley; issue of possible assault considered. [Voice of reporter Jeremy HANDS - describes Argentine troops at Goose Green.] Photos shown. No. Argentineans killed in battle for Darwin and Goose Green noted. [Voice of HANDS - describes scene.] Wounded Argentineans said being moved to neutral zone. [HANDS - conts. description.] [Voice of Major Christopher KEEBLE - describes scene.] Argentine transport said downed earlier in day; possibility that offer of surrender will be extended to Port Stanley troops prior to actual fighting considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Commander at Port Stanley General Mario Benjamin Menendez quoted on screen; Menendez noted given authority to decide on timing of surrender. Argentine claims of British losses outlined. Brigadier General Basilio Lami Dozo's consideration of post-fighting issues reported.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(DC) United States reported concerned that Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher is bent on total victory; Secretary of State Alexander Haig's public and private urgings that British handle matter magnanimously noted. For. secretary Francis Pym and ambassador Nicholas Henderson, with whom Haig has talked, said more moderate than Thatcher. [President REAGAN - hopes for end to war.] United States position on issue outlined on screen; Reagan noted meeting with Thatcher Friday
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;
Serafin, Barry

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