Britain Principled Plea

New pressure on the I.R.A.

The message that Tom King carried to Washington last week was one of outrage and anger. The British government, warned Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, was distinctly unhappy about what it sees as congressional attempts to delay the approval and water down the terms of a new supplement to the extradition treaty between the U.S. and Britain. King reminded members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Thatcher had allowed U.S. planes to attack Libya from British bases. She had also backed U.S. demands for a strong antiterrorist stance by the European Community. Now, King implied,...

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