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US-USSR Rel. / Plan Incident #277043

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) United States customs and FBI agents reported seizing pkgs. from USSR airliner scheduled for departure from Dulles International Airport yesterday; details given. Tass' criticism of search noted. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - refutes Tass' semantics.] Equipment seized said being checked to determine their legal status. [Customs spokesperson James PARKER - notes potential seriousness of problem created by export of high technology to USSR .] [USSR press counselor Valentin KAMENEV - calls seizure criminal and provocative.] White House spokesperson quoted.

McManus, Jim;
Schieffer, Bob

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