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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's government, criticized for role in United States bombing of Libya, said preparing to expel large number Libyans for revolutionary activities.
(London, England: Henry Champ) Court hearing for suspected terrorist Nezar Hindawi, accused of attempted bombing of El Al flight from here, described; scenes shown. Arrest in West Berlin of suspect believed Hindawi's bro. and chgd. with bombing nightclub there noted; photograph shown. Implications of protective custody given a 3rd brother, Mahud Hindawi here explained. [Home secretary Douglas HURD - notes Libyans being expelled were organization pro-Kadhafi activities threatening British national security] Libyan designated for expulsion said pilot who volunteered to organization suicide squads to bomb targets selected by Muammar el-Kadhafi. [Intelligence spokesperson George JOFFE - cites potential role of pro-Kadhafi Libyans here.] Other indications that European allies have been shaken by President Reagan's decision to bomb Libya considered. (Artist: Julia Quenzler)
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Attorney General Edwin Meese and FBI director William Webster reported mtg. secretly in The Hague with their European counterparts to discuss international terrorism.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Muammar el-Kadhafi's description of President Reagan for his decision to bomb Libya quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Letters of slain hostage Peter Kilburn regarding President Reagan and United States foreign policy quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said denying Reagan admin.'s claim that he argued for stronger raids against Libya.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Follow-up assessment of United States raid on Libya, it's public and private goals, examined. [April 14, President REAGAN - claims readiness to repeat attack.] For. policy gains and losses considered; Muammar el- Kadhafi's incrd. domestic power now cited as example [Libya expert Marius DEEB - feels coup is more difficult as result of United States attack; explains.] [Former defense secretary James SCHLESINGER - thinks Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher is more likely to be ousted from office than Kadhafi due to raid.] White House reaction to Mikhail Gorbachev's cancellation of meeting in preparation for 2nd summit discussed. [SCHLESINGER - expects incrd. terrorism in short run as result of raid.] [Richard NIXON - cities failure of gradual escalation such as that Lyndon Johnson used in Vietnam.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced
(NYC: James Polk) Breakup of international arms smuggling ring planning major sales to Iran, via Israel, examined; role of undercover agent Cyrus Hashemi noted. Scenes shown. Suspects said include retired Israeli general, Chicago attorney Sam. Evans and William Northrop, reputedly of weapons manufacturing family. [US Customs commissioner William von RAAB - considers group brokers of death.] Weapons involved listed. [von RAAB - notes suspects claimed weapons would be provided by Israeli government] Israel mentioned denying involvement.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Cost of living for March and 1st quarter, affected by falling oil prices, reported; details outlined on screen.
(NYC: Mike Jensen) Cost of living figs. interpreted and implications for nation's future economy considered. [Alan FRESSEL - feels his money is going farther.] Activity of specific categories listed. [Econ. Irwin KELLNER - notes incrd. consumer spending, impact on United States business, employment.] [WOMAN - comments.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Former OMB director David Stockman's "The Triumph of Politics" noted recently released. [STOCKMAN - discusses his concerns for nation's economy, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's defense budget requests, President Reagan's economy competence, own role in administration] Stockman's reaction to possible president bid by Representative Jack Kemp quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Strength of latest underground nuclear test in NV compared to Hiroshima bomb; scenes shown, details given. USSR reaction quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced
(Linz, Austria: Phil Bremen) Austrian President Rudolf Kirchschlaeger's analysis of Nazi war crime allegations against candidate and former United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim examined; United Nations commission noted recommending prosecution of Waldheim for Nazi atrocities. Question of Waldheim's credibility in light of his contradictory account of World War II experiences noted. [WALDHEIM - claims Kirchschlaeger's statement has cleared him.] [Israeli United Nations ambassador Benjamin NETANYAHU - disagrees.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States dollar's falling value against Japanese yen reported
(Tokyo, Japan: John Chancellor) Commentary concerns United States exports to Pacific basin, Japan specifically.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tonight's special "The Japan They Don't Talk About" announced.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported meeting with Philippines Vice President Salvador Laurel in Bali next week; possibility of telephone call to President Corazon Aquino as well noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Possibility President Reagan will telephone ousted Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos during Hawaii stopover next week noted.
(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Videotape of Marcos and wife Imelda at Hawaii exile home featured. [On tape, MARCOS - claims Aquino's government will fall soon, that she is too close to communist insurgents; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Imelda MARCOS - comments on gifts of shoes and dresses; remarks transcribed on screen.]