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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 27, 1980
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(Studio) Today said first anniversary of USSR invasion of Afghanistan. Demonstrations by Afghanis in Tehran, Iran, and New Delhi, India, reported. Tape shown.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Advantages and disadvantages to USSR of Afghan occupation given. [January 4, 1980, President CARTER - reacts to invasion.] Persian Gulf, detente, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, grain embargo, high technology exports embargo, Olympic boycott and Afghan rebel activities mentioned. [Assistant Secretary of State Harold SAUNDERS - talks about Afghan rebel forces.]
REPORTER: Gene Pell

Reporter(s):
Pell, Gene;
Savitch, Jessica
Duration:
00:03:30

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