CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 04, 1981
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(Studio) White House spokesperson Larry Speakes quoted with regard to improbability of USSR invasion of Poland.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Warsaw, Poland) Atmosphere noted inside Poland with regard to continued Warsaw Pact maneuvers and labor unrest; postponement of scheduled parliament session laid due to apparent indisposal of Premier Wojciech Jaruzelski. Details given, films shown. Lech Walesa's assessment of possible USSR invasion outlined.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
(DC) [White House aide Edwin MEESE - says there's nothing new from Poland.] Possible implications of USSR airlift to Soviet airbase at Legnica, Poland, considered; significance of upcoming Communist party conference in Prague, Czechoslovakia attended by President Leonid Brezhnev, discussed.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, both out of United States on foreign affairs tours, said concerned with Polish situation today.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(London, England) Weinberger's latest analysis of Polish crisis outlined; films shown. [WEINBERGER - discusses airlift of fresh USSR mil. supplies into Poland.] Possible NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) actions should USSR invade Poland considered.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
(Cairo, Egypt) Haig's arrival here noted overshadowed by Polish events. [HAIG - expresses regret that trip involves Poland.] Secretary noted assuring Egypt of President Reagan's commitment to them; Jimmy Carter mentioned. [HAIG - says strong Egypt is indispensable to peace.] His mtg. with foreign minister Kamal Hassan Ali and issues under discussion examined; films shown. Necessity of fixing international peacekeeping force once Israel withdraws from Sinai discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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