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US-USSR Relations / Visa Denied #295935

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) State Department's denial of visa to USSR Olympic team representative Oleg Yermishkin, allegedly an intelligence agent, examined; photos shown. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - declines comment on Yermishkin's role as KGB agent.] USSR reaction noted. [Voice of Radio Moscow ANNOUNCER - reports denied visa.] State Department's apparent concern over Yermishkin's access to Los Angeles area's high technology and defense inds. noted; United States said claiming State Department informed USSR of Yermishkin's unacceptability last December [Los Angeles Olympic Committee spokesperson Peter UEBERROTH - would have liked warning from State Department before today.] Possible implications for Soviet participation in summer Olympics considered.

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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