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Afghanistan #508973

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1980
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(Studio) Riots and mass demonstrations against USSR in Kabul and declaration of martial law reported; arrest by Afghan police of American Robert Lee, accused of having ties with CIA, noted. Defection of Afghan representative at United Nations and USSR President Leonid Brezhnev's comments in Moscow mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) Brezhnev's remarks with regard to Afghanistan, US, President Carter, USSR mil. strength outlined; films shown.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Oman's anti-communist stance and recent defeat of USSR -backed insurrection noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Oman) Soviet presence in Strait of Hormuz and Oman's call for help from US examined; films shown. Threat to Oman from USSR -supported South Yemen outlined; US-Oman arms relationship cited.
REPORTER: James Compton

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John;
Compton, James

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