The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 10, 1986 - Page 3
U.S. seeks support for sanctions
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Rome and Vienna airports after
terrorists struck at the check-in coun-
ters of El Al, the Israeli airline, and
i other carriers.
"Other countries should take a good
look, a good hard look," Shultz said.
Refusing to give up hope of support
from the allies, Shultz said "people's
thinking is moving, it's dynamic." He
said Whitehead, a former New York
investment banker, would explain the
U.S. view and be "as persuasive as he
President Reagan this week acted
to halt virtually all American
economic activity with Libya and or-
dered a freeze on all of the North
African country's assets in the United
States and in bank branches overseas.
THE estimated 1,000 to 1,500
American workers in Libya were or-
dered to return home and, with the
exception of what Shultz called
"humanitarian cases," were
threatened with prosecution if they
But Italy, West Germany, Britain
and other West European countries
maintain lucrative economic ties to
Libya and along with Japan, have ex-
pressed doubts about the merits of the
U.S. conomic sanctions.
Moslem governments, ranginig
from radical Ian to conservative
Kuwait, issued strong statements of
support for Khadafy in his confron-
tation with the United States.
AT FEZ, Morocco, the foreign
ministes of the 45-member Islamic
conference, including NATO ally
Turkey, adopted a declaration
Tuesday saying the "imperialist-
Zionist threat" to Libya was a threat
to all Moslem nations.
*' 'TRIPOLI, Libya (AP)-Moammar.. reporters attending.
Khadafy said yesterday that the
United States was "a stinking, rotton
crusader" that has jeopardized
Mediterranean security and that he
would do his best to end its military
presence in the region.
The radical Libyan leader also said
he would increase his support for ac-
tivists who seek removal of American
military bases from Europe, but he
gave no specifics.
He said economic sanctions ordered
by President Reagan would have no
effect on his North African nation. He
called the U.S. position "silly and
emotional... looked down upon by the
Khadafy spoke in Arabic to a news
conference at his barracks office in
Tripoli. His remarks were translated
simultaneously into English for ap-
proximately three dozen foreign
The U.S. and Israeli governments
accuse Libya of harboring the Abu
Nidal Palestianian terrorist group,
which they believe carried out the
Dec. 27 airport massacres at Rome
and Vienna. Nineteen people were
killed, including five Americans, two
Israelis and four of the terrorists.
Libyan legal experts are
"studying" the possibility of freezing
American assets and other possible
responses, Khadafy said. U.S. sources
have predicted that he would seize
U.S. oil company assets, estimated to
be worth about $400 million.
Khadafy was asked whether he
would respond with suicide squads,
which he has said are prepared to
strike in America's streets. He said
they would be used only in "answer to
a military attack" by the United
The International Folk Dance Club sponsors lessons tonight and every
Friday night at 8:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome to the dancing, at
Angell School, 1208S. University.
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., Packard Rd. Bap-
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship -7 p.m., room C, League.
Korean Christian Fellowship - Bible study, 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
University Aikido Club -5 p.m., Wrestling room, IMSB.
Arts and Programming Office - Art print sale, 10 a.m., Union.
Astrofest 155 - Jim Loudon, "First Spacecraft to Uranus: Voyager-2
Preview," 7:30 p.m., MLB 3.
University Club - Holiday buffet, 11:30 a.m.
The Women's Gymnastics team competes with Western Michigan
University today at 1 p.m. at the Coliseum.
Ann Arbor Go Club -2 p.m., room 1433, Mason Hall.
Hockey - Bowling Green, 7:30 p.m., Yost.
Men's Basketball - Purdue, 4 p.m., Crisler.
Men's Wrestling - Notre Dame/Clarion State, 1 p.m., CCRB.
Recreational Sports - Beginning cross-country ski lessons, 1 p.m.,
Outdoor Rec. Center.
The Hillel Foundation will sponsor a showing of the film The Troupe
today at 5 p.m. at the Union of Students for Israel's monthly potluck.
Hillel - Israeli folk dancing, 7:30 p.m., 1429 Hill.
His House Christian Fellowship - Dinner, 6 p.m.; Bible study, 7 p.m.,
925 E. Ann.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Worship, 10:30 a.m., 801S. Forest.
University Lutheran Chapel - Worship, 9:15 & 10:30 a.m.; supper, 6
p.m., 1511 Washtenaw.
WELS Campus Ministry - Reformation worship, 10 a.m., 1360 Pauline
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