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Korean Jet Downing / Aftermath #533241

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 1983
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(Studio) USSR reported admitting downing of KAL flight 007 last week while pleading ignorance that plane was civilian airliner.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Moscow, USSR ) Official Soviet announcement by Tass outlined on screen; Pravda's version of incident noted. USSR media's accusation that President Reagan's speech last night was aimed at sabotaging US-USSR relations and affecting arms negotiations scheduled for resumption in Geneva. USSR reiteration that incident was provocation of United States noted.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) United States ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick's presentation of audio tapes of USSR pilots preparing to down KAL plane to United Nations Sec. Council and response of USSR amb. featured; films shown. [Voice of TRANSLATOR - interprets audio tapes; remarks translated and transcribed on screen.] [KIRKPATRICK - notes evidence contradicts USSR claims.] [USSR ambassador Oleg TROYANOVSKY - (thru translator) discounts United States remarks to Cold War mentality.] [KIRKPATRICK - reacts to USSR acknowledgement of downing KAL plane following introduction of evidence by United States and Japan.]

(Studio) Undersecretary State Lawrence Eagleburger's demand for USSR apology and reparations to families of victims outlined. Secretary of State George Shultz noted leaving for Madrid today where he's scheduled to meet with foreign min. Andrei Gromyko and demand full explanation of incident. Gromyko mentioned arriving in Madrid today for E.-W. security conference Resumption in Geneva of US-USSR arms talks, with United States delegation headed by Paul Nitze announced; films shown. International Federal of Air Line Pilots Assns. reported calling for temporary ban on flights to Moscow; details given. USSR reconnaissance plane noted flying over ship of mourners in Sea of Japan near site of plane's downing; films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Hart, John;
Mallory, Steve

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