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US-USSR Relations / Daniloff, Zakharov #104839

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Dean Reynolds) KGB's release of United States reporter Nicholas Daniloff, conditional upon equivalent United States treatment of accused Soviet spy Gennady Zakharov in New York City, featured; details given, scenes shown. [DANILOFF - denies being United States spy; comments on release; thanks President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.] [Miranda DANILOFF - reacts to father's release.] Conditions on Daniloff's freedom outlined.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) [REAGAN - announces Daniloff's release.] Plea entered by Zakharov prior to his release in New York City and conditions for that release, guaranteed by USSR ambassador Yuri Dubinin, outlined on screen, discussed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - notes United States position on proposed trade of Daniloff for Zakharov.] ["United States News and World Report" editor David GERGEN - opposes prisoner exchange involving Daniloff.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Effect of Daniloff case on United States-USSR relations examined; scenes shown. [SHULTZ, Senator Richard LUGAR - cite damage to relations, possible impact on proposed summit.] [Soviet expert Dimitri SIMES - feels mutual prisoner release was major victory for Gorbachev, defeat for United States.] Scheduled United States-USSR confs., include Shultz's meeting with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze, considered. [Soviet expert Thane GUSTAFSON - believes both countries will push for summit once Daniloff case is behind them.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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