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(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz noted scheduled for Moscow mtg. soon with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze in wake of sex and security scandal at United States embassy there.
(DC: Bill McLaughlin) New United States ambassador Jack Matlock noted presenting credentials to Kremlin today; scenes shown. [MATLOCK - speaks in Russian.] 2 United States Representatives mentioned touring embassy in Moscow today. [Representative Dan MICA - considers facility fully compromised.] Belief that new United States embassy under construction in Moscow must be razed and rebuilt due to extent of Soviet bugging explained. [Senator Robert BYRD - considers fiasco textbook case of incompetence.] [Senator William COHEN - questions ability to use new embassy.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - criticizes Kremlin flippancy over issue; claims Sovs. will not be allowed into their new chancery building until United States has new embassy.] Investigation into Marine espionage at Moscow embassy said now broadened to include Marine conduct worldwide; details given.
- McLaughlin, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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