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Poland #508680

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 07, 1980
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(Studio) White House statement concerning USSR 's preparations for invasion of Poland outlined; President Carter noted meeting with national security council as statement was issued.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(DC) Carter's December 3 warning to USSR , with backing of President-elect Ronald Reagan, recalled, quoted on screen; indications that USSR has ignored that warning discussed. Carter's meeting today with Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, Defense Secretary Harold Brown, national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and announcement that United States has no intention of protecting Poland examined. White House statement quoted in part on screen. [Courtesy ABC's Issues and "Answers", Reagan aide Richard ALLEN - comments.] Apparent dilemma faced by USSR outlined; probability that USSR won't take any action for several days since President Leonid Brezhnev is scheduled to visit India beginning tomorrow noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Moscow, USSR ) Interpretation of Brezhnev's departure and recent Warsaw Pact maneuvers with regard to potential USSR invasion of Poland examined.
REPORTER: Gene Randall

(Studio) China (PR)'s criticism of USSR massing along Polish borders quoted; lack of reaction in Poland to USSR troop movement and commemoration ceremony honoring Gdansk shipyard workers killed in food riots 10 years ago reported Union leader Lech Walesa said announcing trip to Rome next month for meeting with Pope John Paul II.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

Reporter(s):
Kalb, Marvin;
Pauley, Jane;
Randall, Gene
Duration:
00:04:30

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