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US-USSR Relations / Lithuania #332401

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1990
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(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) Decision by President Bush not to retaliate against Soviet blockade of Lithuania examined. [BUSH - says he does not want to make the "wrong mistake"; expresses support for President Mikhail Gorbachev.] Reaction of key Congressional leaders explained. [Representative Tom FOLEY - comments.] [Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania Jonas BOBELIS - analyzes Gorbachev's tactics.] [Representative Dan BURTON - says president should act.] Absence of political pressure on Bush to take action reiterated.

(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Announcement from Soviet KGB that it has stepped up patrols in the Baltic Sea to prevent weapons from being smuggled to the Lithuania resistance.

(Moscow: Martha Teichner) Impact of Soviet blockade and Bush's decision on Lithuania featured. [Lithuanian President Vytautas LANDSBERGIS - (thru translator) says Americans may be selling us out.]

(Studio: Lesley Stahl; Moscow: Martha Teichner; White House: Wyatt Andrews) Discussion held of question of whether or not Moscow will agree to negotiate with Lithuania.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Stahl, Lesley;
Teichner, Martha

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