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US-USSR Relations / Daniloff, Zakharov #312426

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York City: Bruce Morton) Indictment today of alleged KGB agent Gennady Zakharov and implications for United States reporter Nicholas Daniloff's continued detention in Moscow for espionage examined; details given, include mention of Zakharov contact "Berg"; scenes shown. [Ruth DANILOFF - believes KGB is building case against husband; explains.] [Soviet law expert Harold BERMAN - agrees.] Chgs. against Daniloff include mention of Daniloff contact "Misha", outlined on screen. [Soviet expert Jonathan SANDERS - notes USSR has employed similar tactics in past.] John Kennedy's 1963 arrangement of release of Yale Univ. prof. Fred. Barghoorn and similar arrest of United States businessman Francis Crawford recalled both following arrest in United States of accused Soviet spies. Scenes shown. [DANILOFF - notes husband's peers are all vulnerable.]

(DC: Bill Plante) Kremlin's continued silence on President Reagan's request for Daniloff's release noted. [Senator Robert DOLE - refers to Russian Rambos.] Press spokesperson Larry Speakes quoted on screen; Secretary of State George Shultz and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze mentioned scheduled to meet soon. [Soviet spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV -denies relationship between Daniloff affair and other aspects of United States-USSR relations] [Senator Richard LUGAR, Sir Geoffrey HOWE - disagree; consider it a "moral Chernobyl."] [Caleb DANILOFF - comments on suggested swap of father for Zakharov.] Options under consideration by USSR noted.

Morton, Bruce;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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