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US-USSR Relations / Crawford Arrest / European Troop Cuts #258276

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 13, 1978
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(Studio) USSR police arrest of American busman. who has been working in Moscow for 2 years reported; sketchy details mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Police forcible arrest of International Harvester representative Francis J. Crawford described; chgs. noted as smuggling, rptdly. involving currency violations. American consular official's meeting with Crawford at KGB interrogation prison reported Implications of Crawford arrest for US-USSR relations, especially in light of recent United States arrest of 2 Sovs. on spy chgs., examined. Other recent, similar dvts. cited include "Izvestia" report on expulsions of American, Martha Peterson, for espionage and United States embassy disclosure about finding Soviet bugging devices there.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

(Studio) Background on Crawford, from Mobile, Alabama, and his job with International Harvester given. Breakthru in negotiations between United States and USSR over European troop reduction issue reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Soviet acceptance of idea that there should be limit on number of Warsaw Pact and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) troops stationed in Europe stated. Reaction of Carter admin., especially Pentagon and State Department, described. [State Department spokesperson Tom RESTON notes several problems remain unresolved.] Details of some unresolved issues given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Redmont, Bernard

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