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US-USSR Relations / Daniloff, Zakharov #104794

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 10, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Possible movement in administration's efforts to free United States reporter Nicholas Daniloff, arrested for spying in Moscow, examined; USSR ambassador Yuri Dubinin's unscheduled meeting today with Secretary of State George Shultz cited. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - cites administration's primary objective.] Options under consideration by administration said include boycott of Riga, USSR , conf.; details given. [Chautauqua Conf. spokesperson Stephen RHINESMITH - explains United States delegates' decision.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, CIA director William Casey, Attorney General Edward Meese and chief staff Don. Regan mentioned maintaining their silence. [REGAN - cites effect on US-USSR relations] Congress pressure on administration for action described. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Dean Reynolds) [Ruth DANILOFF - interprets husband's remarks on possible deal; notes USSR perception of Zakharov case.] Daniloff quoted on screen; media's coverage of situation described. [April 28, DANILOFF - (thru translator) cites history of relationship between United States press and CIA.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News president Roone Arledge's response to allegations United States reporters work for CIA quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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