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Envoy Tries to Soothe French on U.S. Anger
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Apr 29, 1986
Start Page: 1
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
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U.S. Ambassador Joe M. Rodgers tried to soothe French worries over a mounting mood of anti-French resentment in the United States with a statement Monday proclaiming that "the bonds of common values which unite us with France are too important to be put into question" by the French refusal to cooperate with the American bombing of Libya.

Paris newspapers have prominently featured accounts of anti-French demonstrations in the United States, including photos of a Georgia bonfire destroying French goods and a smiling woman holding up a sign saying, "Burn the Arrogant Little Toads."

In his statement, Rodgers said the United States was disappointed by the French refusal to let the American warplanes fly over France on April 14 en route to Libya.

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