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USSR / Shcharansky #101199

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Paris, France: Pierre Salinger) Possibility jailed USSR dissident Anatoly Shcharansky will be exchanged for Soviet spies jailed in West Germany examined; negotiation process involving E. German attorney Wolfgang Vogel and uniden. United States political reviewed. His recent mtgs. with Rabbi Ronald Greenwald and rep. Benjamin Gilman noted. [GREENWALD - is optimistic.] Background to Shcharansky's role in Soviet civil rights movement and his arrest as CIA agent discussed; Jimmy Carter recalled denying Soviet's role with CIA. Efforts of Avital Shcharansky to procure husband's release, include demonstration at Reagan-Gorbachev summit last fall, mentioned. [Courtesy "Good Morning America", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - hopes USSR moves forward on issue.] Possible effect of Shcharansky's release on US-USSR relations considered.

Jennings, Peter;
Salinger, Pierre

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