Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan
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Recording of Reagan apology to Thatcher released

A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time.

"We regret very much the embarrassment that's been caused to you," the US leader said during the call.

Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the Americans invaded a Commonwealth state.

United States troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Caribbean island's Marxist regime.

Jon Sopel reports.

  • 10 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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