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US-USSR Relations / Embassy Espionage #108664

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Investigation into alleged espionage for USSR by Marine guards at United States embassy in Moscow said widening to include Poland and East Germany as well; details given, scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - announces return to United States of American security ofr. Frederick Mecke from Moscow for questioning.] Marines said moving sergeant Robert Stufflebeam from California detention to Quantico, Virginia, facility. National security adviser Frank Carlucci's request for immunity for some defs. noted rejected by Justice Department

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Arrival of new United States ambassador Jack Matlock noted; scenes shown. [MATLOCK - expects embassy security to be adequate for Secretary of State George Shultz's arrival later in month] Extent of security breach by embassy espionage scandal and impact on diplomacy and Marine communities here described. [Steve WRIGHT - recalls catching Marine and Soviet women in dipl.'s apt.] Potential for further security compromise explained.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter;
Troute, Dennis
Duration:
00:03:30

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