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US-USSR Relations / Daniloff, Zakharov #105267

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1986
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[Bypassed introduction]

(NYC: Peter Jennings) (Report in progress) Report introduced.

(NYC: Dennis Troute) Indictment of alleged KGB spy Gennady Zakharov and possible implications for "US News and World Report" journalist Nicholas Daniloff's continued detention as spy in Moscow, as well as effect on US-USSR relations, examined; details given, scenes shown. Case against Zakharov, involving FBI informant known as "Berg", reviewed; Attorney General Edwin Meese quoted on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Dean Reynolds) [Ruth DANILOFF - describes meeting with husband.] [Kremlin spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) opposes Daniloff case affecting US-USSR relations] [DANILOFF - conveys message to husband's peers; notes KGB's effort to further frame him.] Tass claim Daniloff is United States Secret Service agent quoted on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Senator resolution calling for Daniloff's release noted.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Options under consideration by President Reagan discussed; assistant secretary state Richard Perle mentioned.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean;
Troute, Dennis

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