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Northern Ireland / United States Gun Money #87768

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 1984
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(Studio) Relocation of British-Irish meeting to discuss North Ireland situation noted necessitated by IRA (Irish Republican Army) bombing of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and cabinet at hotel last month; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Dublin, Ireland) Role of United States financial support in arming IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorist operations examined. [RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) inspector Fred CAMPBELL - describes captured weapons primarily made in United States and paid for by American money.] [RUC chief inspector Bertie McCAFFREY - considers money raised by US-based Irish Northern Aid Committee (NORAID) blood money.] Opposite perception of IRA's pol. arm Sinn Fein noted. [Terrorist's WIFE - notes amount she recs. monthly from NORAID.] No. families receive NORAID funds mentioned. IRA's new aim, a radicalized, socialist Irish republic, described. [Sinn Fein president Gerry ADAMS - believes both violence and pols. are necessary in building support; praises crew of Morita Anne.] Morita Anne recalled seized with US-bought arms recently.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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