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US-USSR Relations / Embassy Espionage #108894

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 03, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Widening investigation into alleged espionage by some Marines at United States embassy in Moscow said targeting new suspects; scenes shown. [Representative Les ASPIN - cites latest allegations.] Extent of security breach at embassy considered. [Former ambassador Arthur HARTMAN - acknowledges government's failure.] [Representative Dan. MICA - blames State Department for national disaster; cites only known security means of communicating at embassy now; demonstrates.] [Representative Olympia SNOWE - criticizes necessary conditions under which Secretary State George Shultz will negotiate foreign policy during his upcoming Moscow visit.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) President panels reported informing Reagan in 1985 of Moscow embassy's security breach; details outlined on screen. 2nd in command at embassy Warren Zimmerman mentioned. [REAGAN - denies ignoring intelligence warnings.] State Department spokesperson Charles Redman's description of precautions taken after reports mentioned. Panel member H. Ross Perot said resigning over lack of action by Hartman and State Department Nicholas Daniloff affair recalled.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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