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USSR Cancels Trade Bill #236609

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1975
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(Studio) Soviet Union cancels trade agreement with United States because of meager credit quotas and demands to increase Soviet Jewish emigration. Senators Jacob Javits, Henry Jackson and Abraham Ribicoff pushed hard for increase in Soviet Jewish emigration; all believe Sovs. canceled agreement because of small credit quotas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Repudiation of agreement to cause problems for American embassy commercial office in Moscow. Cancellation may also save Russians much money; details given. Spokesperson for human rights, Dr. Andrei Sakharov says news bad for Soviet Jews.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Israel reacts to Soviet cancellation of trade bill.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Publicly, Israel optimistic Soviet Jew emigration to continue; privately, Israelis dismayed. Much criticism of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger noted. In 1974, emigration of Soviet Jews to Israel fell 50%; threat of another war and crushing economy problems scare away potential emigrants.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Roth, Richard

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