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1984 Mar 10 Sa
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks on explosions at Arab sites in London

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Remarks
Venue: Unknown
Source: BBC Radio News Report 1800 10 March 1984
Journalist: Joshua Rozenberg, BBC, reporting
Editorial comments: MT was asked what could be done about foreign terrorist organisations operating in Britain.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 72
Themes: Foreign policy (Middle East), Terrorism

Mrs Thatcher

Only we try to keep a very close watch on any organisations in London. Some of whose members may have turned to terrorism. We do try keep a very close watch on it. You can't I'm afraid stop everything.

Mrs Thatcher went on to say that the police had been marvellous and offered them warm congratulations on finding some of the bombs before they exploded.