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Libya #82649

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 16, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) President Reagan reported deploying AWAC planes to Egypt as well as dispatching USS Nimitz and other ships from Lebanon to coast of Libya due to Libya's military build-up on south border; Libya's efforts to overthrow pro-US government of Sudan headed by President Gaafar Nimeiry noted. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak noted requesting American assistance. Nimitz said currently in region where United States fighters shot down Libyan planes in 1981; Pentagon's explanation of US-Egyptian military moves in light of Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi's behavior mentioned.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(DC) Kadhafi's political aspirations and implications for surrounding ntns. discussed; his past moves against other govts. recalled, listed on screen. Reagan administration recalled expelling Libyan diplomats in 1981; United States material support to Mubarak against Kadhafi mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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