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Vietnam / Blockade-Russian Reaction #20535

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1972
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(Studio) Soviet Union denounces mining, demands it be ended.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Moscow, Russia) Soviet response unexpectedly modest. Nixon visit, only 11 days away, not mentioned. White House advance party in Moscow continues planning for summit.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman (audio)

(Studio) White House now optimistic Moscow visit won't be canceled.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Admin. feared Nixon-Brezhnev meeting would be called off in Russian reply to United States action in Vietnam. President welcomes Soviet delegation headed by trade minister Nikolai Patolichev. Ambassador Amatoly Dobrynin may have delivered private mote from Moscow. White House displays messages of solid public support of United States action in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) ABC telephone survey shows 59% Americans support United States policy of mining North Vietnam ports, 28% don't. 9 former (not present as reported yesterday) aides to White House adviser Henry Kissinger, protest move.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Chapman, Irv;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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