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Nicaragua-France Rel. #89790

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1984
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(Studio) France reported offering Nicaragua aid in clearing harbors mined by CIA-backed guerrillas; French defense of offer on humanitarian grounds noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) For. ships hit by CIA mines noted include those of Japan, Netherlands, USSR and Panama; State Department's response to France's offer to Nicaragua outlined. [Department spokesperson John HUGHES - looks disfavorably on any nation aiding Nicaragua.] Senator Barry Goldwater reported asking CIA if United States government funds are used to financial mining. CIA harbor operation described; administration warning to France of serious tensions in US-French relations if they proceed with their offer mentioned.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) France's justification for offer outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Scali, John

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