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US-USSR Relations / Daniloff, Zakharov #104897

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York City: Lou Cioffi) Soviet news conference for alleged KGB spy Gennady Zakharov, countering recent Moscow appearance of accused United States spy Nicholas Daniloff, featured; details given, scenes shown. [ZAKHAROV - (thru translator) denies guilt.] Background to his arrest here by FBI reviewed. [ZAKHAROV - (thru translator) conts. his version of case.] FBI argument outlined. USSR said indicating they will not comply with State Department's order to reduce their United Nations staff.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Possibility outcome of upcoming meeting between Secretary State George Shultz and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze will determine Daniloff's fate and thus affect United States-USSR relations examined; details given, scenes shown. [SHULTZ - conveys warning to Kremlin.] Shultz's demands from Shevardnadze outlined. [SHULTZ - cites administration's preparations for dipl. fracas with USSR .]

(Moscow, USSR : Dean Reynolds) USSR atmosphere over controversy described; scenes shown. [For. ministry spokesperson Boris PYADISHEV - (thru translator) wants matter settled as soon as possible.] [DANILOFF - agrees; describes letter to President Reagan.]

Cioffi, Lou;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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