CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 31, 1981
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(Studio) Margaret Thatcher reported urging support for Reagan sanctions against USSR . Reluctance of West Germany to follow United States lead noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Cologne, West Germany) Helmut Schmidt said possibly changing mind re: backing United States sanctions if USSR invades Poland. Afghanistan situation noted. Mieczyslaw Rakowski's visit in West Germany said ending happily. [President, German Chamber of Commerce, Otto Wolf Von AMERONGEN - talks of econ. crisis in Poland possibly causing end of martial law.] Meeting of European Common Mkt. on Monday considered as factor in West Germany's position with regard to Poland.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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