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US-USSR Relations / Daniloff #105134

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 29, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Kremlin's release of United States reporter Nicholas Daniloff featured; his departure with United States charge d'affaires Richard Combs shown. [DANILOFF -doesn't know terms of his release; quotes Russian poet (named).] Poem translated. [Ruth DANILOFF - is pleased to leave.] Soviet TV's silence on release noted; Daniloff said believing his arrest was revenge for New York City apprehension of accused Soviet spy Gennady Zakharov.

(Frankfurt, West Germany: Pierre Salinger) Daniloff's arrival here, where he was met by United States ambassador Richard Burt, examined; scenes shown. [DANILOFF - comments on his experience; thinks KGB hurt itself in revenging Zakharov's arrest with his own.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ["United States News and World Report" publisher Mortimer ZUCKERMAN - discusses KGB's treatment of Daniloff; cites interrogation of him as example] Daniloff's great-great-grandfather said exiled to Siberia for his pol. activity.

(DC: John Scali) Apparent terms of Daniloff's release in exchange for Zakharov's outlined on screen, discussed; scenes shown. Possibility Soviet dissidents will be allowed to leave as part of the agreement considered; Yuri Orlov and Andrei Sakharov cited as exs. Adjustments in Soviet UN delegates ordered out of United States mentioned also possible.

(New York City: John McWethy) Last night's meeting between Secretary of State George Shultz and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze examined; details given, scenes shown. Their series of talks recently reviewed; implications for Mikhail Gorbachev's method of operation considered.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item announced. Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Rodgers, Walter;
Salinger, Pierre;
Scali, John

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