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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 1982
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(Studio) Judge's ruling on plea from United States company to have its French subsidiary fill USSR order for gas pipeline equipment reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) President Reagan's attitude toward ban on pipeline goods and possibility of Dresser Inds. filling order with France examined. [Dresser Inds. spokesperson Edward LUTER - thinks equipment will be shipped by French company] Dresser attys. noted seeking restraining order on US government; details of government's defense given. United States judge Thomas Flannery's decision outlined. Task force headed by Secretary of State George Shultz noted examining President's options; details given. [French government official Philippe LORINO - thinks foreign government could interfere with sovereignty of France.] Reagan said apparently ruling out non-confrontational solution.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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