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US-USSR Relations / United States Trade Restrictions / Dissident Trials #258834

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1978
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(Studio) White House cancellation of computer sales to USSR and restrictions of oil technology export to Sovs. noted; administration denial that action is connected to Soviet dissident trials stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Reaction to White House actions reported [Senator Frank CHURCH - states views on trials and administration reaction.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - states support for President Carter.] Uncertainty over oil technology restrictions on Dresser Inds. proposed sale to Sovs. outlined; statements by Commerce and State Depts. and company noted. [Company spokesperson Ed LUTER - describes availability of technology and effects restrictions would have on company] Cancellation of Sperry Rand Corporation univac computer ordered from Sperry Rand Corporation for use in Tass news agency coverage of 1980 Olympics detailed. Such computer used in Minneapolis mentioned. State Department view of trade restrictions given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) "Izvestia" statement in response to United States action quoted. Failure of Cold War trade and economy embargo against Sovs. noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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