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Microwave Radiation / United States Embassy / USSR #43439

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 21, 1976
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(Studio) United States government to check out concerns with regard to microwave radiation in the US embassy in USSR .
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) State Department to order medical exams. of all Americans who've served in US embassy in past 15 years Soviets have aimed microwave beams at embassy since 1960. Believed microwaves' purpose is to eavesdrop and to jam American electronic devices. Special screens put in embassy block 90% of Soviet rays. Secretary of State Kissinger meets with Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin to demand that the Soviets turn microwaves off. Possible United States retaliation actions noted.
REPORTER: John Scali

Reasoner, Harry;
Scali, John

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