NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 02, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Issue of the flight of Jews from the USSR and the turning away of the emigres by United States featured; scenes shown of Soviets lining up outside United States embassy in Moscow hoping for a chance to emigrate to the US. [Soviet television commentator Vladimir POSNER - says US should let them all come.] Reasons why President Bush's administration has restricted numbers of Soviet Jewish and other immigrants outlined on screen. [Assistant Secretary of State Richard SCHIFTER - explains policy.] [Soviet critic Dimitri SIMES - wonders how United States can turn its back on these people.] Two recent precedents for removing quotas cited. [Council of Jewish Federations Mark TALISMAN - comments.] Israel noted seeing arrival of Soviet Jews there as a way to offset growing Arab population. Rationale for linking trade agreements to citizens' right to emigrate from USSR explained.
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