The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, June 16, 1982-Page 5
THA TCH ER VOWS TO RETAIN SOVEREIGNTY
From the Associated Press
With the Union Jack flying again over
the Falkland Islands capital of Stanley,
Prime Minister Margaret thatcher said
yesterday that British forces had 15,000
Argentine prisoners and vowed to hold
their commanders until Argentina for-
mally agreed to peace throughout the
She also told the House of Commons
that Britain will not allow Argentina to
have a say in the future of the ar-
chipelago 250 miles east of the tip of
"WE WENT TO recapture the islan-
ds, to restore British sovereignty, to
restore British administration," Mrs.
Thatcher said. "I do not intend to
negotiate on the sovereignty of the
islands in any way except with the
people who live there."
Britain will defend the Falklands
"alone if necessary," she declared.
The prime minister said she had sent
a message to the Buenos Aires gover-
nment through the Swiss Embassy
"seeking confirmation that Argentina,
their leaders sol
like Britain, considers all hostilities The privateA
between us in the South Atlantic, and DYN said at
not just on the Falkland Islands them- arrested.
selves, at an end." EARLIER, at
UNTIL THIS confirmation is 50 forced a thr
received, she said, Britain will hold crew to retreat
some of the captured prisoners, in- kicked in windoi
cluding commanders and officers. no one was hurt.
News of a victory brought jubilation There was no
in London, where crowds greeted Mrs. terms of the cea
Thatcher with cheers and the singing of agreement, whi
"Rule Britannia." Queen Elizabeth II as a surrender
and U.S. President Ronald Reagan the South Atla
were among those who said they were ruling junta ha
relieved the killing was at an end after any of its an
the loss of an estimated 1,000 lives. agreement reac
There was sorrow and anger in Mario Menende
Buenos Aires, where there still was no the islands, an
official announcement of a surrender Moore, comman
from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. forces.
POLICE ARMED witn tear gas guns Foreign Min
and riot clubs dispersed an estimated Mendez was the
500 demonstrators shouting anti-gover- to specificallyr
nment slogans in front of Government reporters the
House yesterday. British materie
"Treason, treason!" some in the advanced tech
angry mob shouted. "The boys died, NATO."
Id them out!"
Argentine news agency
least 12 people were
n angry crowd of about
ee-man ABC television
to their car and then
ws and door panels, but
immediate word on the
ase-fire and withdrawal
ch bitter Argentines see
after 74 days of holding
ntic archipelago. The.
s not used the term in
nouncements on the
hed by Argentine Gen.
z, military governor of
nd Maj. Gen. Jeremy
der of attacking British
ister Nicanor Costa
only Argentine official
mention defeat, telling
surrender was due to
l superiority and the
nology developed by
... holds surrender document
Israeli and Syrian tanks battle
From the Associated Press
An Israeli-Syrian tank battle blazed near Beirut
airport Tuesday night, and Lebanese television war-
ned that an Israeli assault on the city was possible.
PLO forces trapped in West Beirut traded machine
gun and artillery fire with Christian forces which
have linked up with Israeli invaders.
THE ISIAELI clash with the Syrians was the first
in Lebanon since Friday, when Israel and Syria
agreed on a cease-fire. The Tel Aviv command said
the airport battle erupted about 6 p.m.
U.S. intelligence sources in Washington said,
meanwhile, that Syria's allies in the Soviet Union
would send more ships to the Mediterranean to try to
pressure Israel out of Lebanon;
Lebanon's state television told Beirut residents the
battle near the airport lasted more than four hours.
It said Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers
were deployed in an are stretching from the city's
embattled southern beaches to the hilltops
overlooking the northeastern outskirts.
THE BROADCAST said the Syrians closed a key
section of the Beirut-Damascus highway and several
other branch roads out of the Lebanese capital to
assemble troops and tanks in the mountain region
around Aley, above the Israeli arc.
The TV commentator said that ,"a dangerous
situation has arisen," and quoted Lebanese security
sources as warning Beirut's 1 million inhabitants to
remain alert for a possible Israeli invasion, "because
one cannot trust Israel's assurances to the contrary."
The Tel Aviv command said the Syrians and
Palestinian guerrillas bombarded Israelitroops with
tank fire east of Beirut airport and the Israelis retur-
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