Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Gulf of Sidra Incident

March 26, 1986

In the Mediterranean, the U.S. naval forces are continuing their exercises in the Mediterranean Sea as scheduled. No additional incidents with Libyan forces have been reported. Sixth Fleet surface vessels and aircraft continue to operate in the Gulf of Sidra in the same general area they have been for the past 2 days. The fleet remains clear of Libyan territorial waters.

Note: Larry M. Speakes read the statement to reporters at 9:27 a.m. in the Briefing Room at the White House.