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London / Libyan Embassy Siege #89582

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 22, 1984
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(Studio) Britain reported breaking diplomacy relations with Libya; possible impact on current police siege of Libyan embassy in London and long-term crisis presented by violence and instability of dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(London, England) British crisis committee said abandoning efforts to negotiate with Kadhafi. [For. minister Richard LUCE - announces decision to break relations with Libya, deadline for Libyan occupants of embassy and staff to leave England.] [Home Secretary Leon BRITTAN - notes police will verify absence of arms and explosives both on persons of deported Libyans and inside embassy.] [LUCE - conts. announcement.] Status of British ntls. in Libya considered. [BBC ANNOUNCER - cautions British citizens remaining in Libya.]

(Tripoli, Libya) Libyan government's response to Britain's decision examined. [British ambassador Oliver MILES - cites reaction of Libyan foreign minister to developments.] [Julia MILES - regrets leaving so soon.] [Joe MILES - comments on leaving.] Atmosphere here described.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' reaction to Britain's decision outlined; number Americans believed remaining in Libya despite President Reagan's request that they all leave in 1981 mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Kladstrup, Don;
Lee, Mike

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