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US-Libya Relations #99375

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 09, 1986
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Introduction Peter Jennings (New York City)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Libyan dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi's earlier defense of terrorist attacks at Rome and Vienna airports recalled; his current attitude noted.

(Tripoli, Libya: Greg Dobbs) Kadhafi's reaction to President Reagan's econ. sanctions featured; scenes shown. [KADHAFI - (thru translator) pledges to align self with European peace mvts. to undermine US; claims suicide attacks in United States will be in response to United States military action; remarks transcribed on screen.] His earlier speech to West ambs. outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senator Howard Metzenbaum's call for Kadhafi's assassination reported

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Secretary of State George Shultz's call for European unity behind United States economy sanctions against Libya examined. [SHULTZ - feels such allied unity would dramatically affect Libya.] Contd. efforts of US to sway European allies described; Chancellor Helmut Kohl's opposition to sanctions explained. [US ambassador to West Germany Richard BURT - considers issue a moral one; explains.] [SHULTZ - agrees.] Deputy secretary state John Whitehead said continuing United States pressure on allies with his European tour next wk.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) campaign. of local disc jockeys in Maine to have listeners send their garbage to Kadhafi noted. [Disc JOCKEY - considers Kadhafi and his stmts. garbage.] Response of Libyan mission in New York City mentioned. Scenes shown.

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter;
Meserve, Jeanne

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