CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 19, 1984
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(Studio) State Department reported announcing United States withdrawal from UNESCO; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Paris, France) United States pullout, followed next year by Great Britain, and allegations that UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) is used by USSR for espionage and pols. examined. [Representative James SCHEUER - recalls arrests in France of number of Soviet spies who worked for UNESCO.] Ostensible extent of USSR espionage activity through UNESCO detailed. [Soviet defector Nicolas POLIANSKY - claims Soviet workers in UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) finance USSR embassy in Paris.] UNESCO's use of only Russians in Afghanistan said lending credence to allegations of organization's Sovietization. [USSR ambassador to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Youri KHILTCHEVSKI - claims charges are pretext.] Economic impact of United States withdrawal noted.
REPORTER: David Andelman
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