NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
9th June, 1984 : Leaders of the seven industrial nations – Britain, the United States, France, West Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada – tonight endorsed plans for closer international cooperation against State-sponsored terrorism. They acted on the initiative of Mrs Thatcher. She called for “relentless action’ in the wake of the Libyan Embassy siege in London which followed the killing of a policewoman. There will now be a crackdown on terrorists masquerading as diplomats.
The seven-nation statement stopped short of endorsing military action against States such as Libya. There is also scepticism about economic sanctions.
[ In case you were born yesterday or watch the ABC – the plan failed. ]