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US-Libya Relations #99360

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan reported freezing all Libyan assets in US after announcing economy sanctions last night; findings of ABC News poll on public's response to President's actions outlined on screen, discussed.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President's freezing of Libyan assets and parameters of sanctions examined. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES, State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB, REAGAN - encourage allied unity on issue.] State Department's release of report on terrorist incidents believed linked to Libya mentioned. [REAGAN - appreciates poll results.] [SPEAKES - claims military retaliation is feasible.] Message to allies of administration's rhetoric explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tripoli, Libya: Greg Dobbs) Reaction by Americans living here examined; scenes shown. Possible consequences for United States citizens of ignoring President's order to leave noted. [Senior American oil EXEC. - explains decision to remain.] Libyan Radio's commentary quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Rebecca Chase) Impact of sanctions on United States companies doing business in Libya, or lack thereof, discussed; scenes shown. [Port of Houston director Lee VELA - notes lack of Libyan imports, small size of exports.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Technical difficulties acknowledged. Upcoming item.

Chase, Rebecca;
Dobbs, Greg;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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