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Special Assignment (USSR 's United Nations Mission) #101468

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States recalled ordering USSR to reduce size of its UN mission due to FBI's inability to monitor Soviet espionage agents.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) USSR 's United Nations mission examined; scenes shown. [Students Lena LESOVAYA, Svetlana MALINOVA - describe their experiences in US.] [Deputy United States representative to United Nations Herbert OKUN - accuses Soviet mission of espionage.] [Acting Soviet ambassador to United Nations Vasily SAFRONCHUK - responds to Okun's "obnoxious note."] [Courtesy "This Wk., "SAFRONCHUK - considers espionage allegations fiction.] Size of Soviet delegation outlined on screen. [FBI spokesperson John HOGAN - cites percentage of Soviet delegates known or suspected of being spies.] [Analyst William HYLAND - explains difficulty in assessing espionage activities.]

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:10

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