NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 17, 1999
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(Studio: Len Cannon) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Dana Lewis) United States concerns that Russian scientists will sell nuclear technology to the highest bidder, such as Iran, featured; details given of US sanctions against Russia; scenes shown from the Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology labs. [Mendeleyev's Dean ROZENKEVICH - denies contacts with Iran.] [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says significant activity between Russia and Iran is taking place.] United States charges that Iranian missile technology and a nuclear power plant have been aided by Russia noted. [Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny PRIMAKOV - (thru translator) responds to US charges.] Israel's warning that it will strike weapons sites in Iran if the United States does not act soon mentioned.