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1983 - Color, President Reagan: Q & A w/ Reporters On Central America, 14Apr83

Reel Number: 250056-02

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1983

Country: El Salvador,Nicaragua,USA

Location: DC,Washington

TC Begins: 14:34:06

TC Ends: 14:45:06

Duration: 00:11:00

1983 - Color, President Reagan: Q & A w/ Reporters On Central America, 14Apr83 Reagan to podium: “I am deeply gratified by the...confirmation today of Ambassador Kenneth Adelman to be the Director of the Arms Control & Disarmament Agency...vital issue of nuclear arms reduction. 14:35:29 Helen (Thomas)? “Are we directly or indirectly supplying, arming, or training any insurgents -- Nicaraguan insurgents--and if so, why?” 14:35:40 “We are comply w/ the law, the Boland amendment, which is the law...” (refuses to talk about it or answer directly). ...the previous administration, however, did recognize this government of Nicaragua...” 14:37:25 “...and anything we are doing in that area is simply trying to interdict the supply lines which are supplying the guerillas in El Salvador....” 14:37:58 “But Mr President, what is the American public to think...if a Congressman is saying that we’re violating the law, that something’s wrong...” 14:38:16 Reagan: “Well, maybe some of you people misled him.” 14:39:01 “...are you willing to say flatly that the United States is not engaging in any activities that a reasonable person could assume could be for the purpose of overthrowing the Nicaraguan Government?” 14:40:25 “Yes, Mr. President, this morning your Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs...” 14:41:34 “Mr. President, considering what you’ve just said about Nicaragua...” 14:42:20 “Mr. President, you were successful...to get a job for Ron Bricker... 14:44:17 “...do the War Powers Act & the Boland amendement...” Cold War; Economic Aid; Politics; Diplomacy; Employment Growth; Unemployed Steelworkers; Revolution; Economics; Anti-Communism; Arming Contras; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: Complete. Use internet copy for full text & compare to above time code for selections. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library.

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