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Soviet Spies / US #240728

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 27, 1975
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(Studio) 3 weeks before joint US, USSR space flight, symbol of detente, FBI arrests 2 men on charges of Soviet espionage; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) FBI says Lebanese diamond jeweler Sarkis Paskalian Soviet spy since 1970; charges outlined. 2nd defendant identified as Sahag Dedeyan, naturalized citizen from Lebanon. [Assistant director FBI, New York City J. Wallace LAPRADE - assumes information given to Soviet connections at United Nations and material reached its original destination.] FBI names total of 5 co-conspirators but only 2 being charged at present. So far Soviet representatives to United Nations refuse comment.
REPORTER: Mike Lee (WCBS-TV newsfilm) (WMAR-TV newsfilm)

(Studio) Paskalian rptdly. dealt with 3 Soviet intelligence agents at United Nations but all 3 have left country since then.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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