ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 13, 1984
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(Studio) Saudi Arabia reported asking for United States help in locating mines in Red Sea.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Extent of United States mine sweeping operations of Saudi ports described, illustrated on map. Roles of France, Italy, Britain, Greece and The Netherlands in mine sweeping operation throughout Red Sea noted. USSR dipl., in conversation with West peer, reported allegedly claiming Libyans are responsible for mines; Kremlin's ostensible reaction due to Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi's use of Soviet-made mines explained. Possible discovery of mines by United States ships reported.
REPORTER: John McWethy
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