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(Studio) USSR reaction to President Reagan's imposition of sanctions against equipment for Siberian natural gas pipeline reported.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Moscow, USSR ) Hopes USSR has pinned on gas pipe line explained; extent of United States sanctions considered. [Novosti Press Agency spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - considers deal commercial.] Neutralization of West Europe noted long-range foreign relations goal of United States.
REPORTER: Don McNeill
(Paris, France) European perspective on pipe line examined. [French opposition party spokesperson Michel PINTON - prefers independence from USSR .] [German financial minister Court Otto LAMBSDORFF - won't face insolvable problems.] European energy needs discussed; impact of 1973 Arab oil embargo recalled. [French trade minister Michel JOBERT - notes energy needs.]
REPORTER: David Andelman
(DC) President Reagan's stance on pipeline issue discussed; President's options outlined on screen. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains United States opposition to pipeline.] [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - opposes sanctions.] Reticence of West allies so far noted.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
- Andelman, David;
- Benton, Nelson;
- Chung, Connie;
- McNeill, Don
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