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Nicaragua / USSR Planes, United States Relations #534791

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1984
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(Studio) United States threat of military action should Nicaragua receive Soviet fighter planes recalled. Senior Reagan administration official's assessment of current situation outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin said denying fighter planes have been sent to Nicaragua. [State Dep. spokesperson John HUGHES - thinks United States has right to be concerned; claims Nicaragua's neighbors would see planes as destabilizing influence.] Recent flow of eastern European shipments of arms to Nicaragua described; Senator Barry Goldwater quoted on screen calling for action by President if fighter planes arrive. Senator Dan. Patrick Moynihan's support of United States military intervention in such case also quoted on screen. Feared impact of US challenge to Soviet ints. in Central America on US-USSR relations considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Nicaragua reported filing formal protest with United States regarding American spy plane's violation of its airspace; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Managua, Nicaragua) Factors encouraging fear of United States invasion here and widening of CIA war to overthrow government discussed; pervasive invasion fever noted illustrated by youthful fighters' attitude and villagers' attitude.
REPORTER: Mike Boettcher

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin

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