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Waldheim / Nazi Allegations #101654

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Kurt Waldheim, running for president of Austria, reported denying latest allegations of World Jewish Congress regarding his Nazi links during World War II.

(NYC: John Martin) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said considering Representative Stephen Solarz's request that United Nations archives be opened in investigation of Waldheim, himself once United Nations secretary general; archives said possibly confirming Nazi records discovered by World Jewish Congress Details of documents' contents examined. [WJC secretary general Israel SINGER - claims Waldheim signed stmts. regarding his knowledge of war crimes.] [WALDHEIM - denies substance of allegations, or knowledge of his primary accuser.] Solarz noted asking CIA and Justice Department to reopen investigation; CIA's 1980 letter to Representative quoted. Neither CIA nor Justice Department thought having access in 1980 to United Nations archives. [Office of Special Investigation former dir. Allan RYAN - recalls UN's refusal to open archives to Justice Department] UN's denial of access to archives at present and implications for Waldheim considered.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John
Duration:
00:03:20

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