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Poland #63634

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 02, 1980
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(Studio) Outgoing Carter administration and incoming Reagan forces said concerned re: possible USSR intervention in Poland.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) White House warning, in remarks made by Press Secretary Jody Powell, examined; USSR invasion of Afghanistan mentioned. Powell quoted on screen. Ronald Reagan said being kept informed.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

(DC) USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin reported called to State Department by David Newsom with regard to Poland's right to self-determination; details given. [Secretary State Edmund MUSKIE - comments.] Mil. analysts reported believing that USSR is preparing to invade; basis of hypothesis outlined. Map shown; warning issued by Reagan's foreign policy aide today noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Rumors that USSR has closed portions of Poland's border with East Germany and incrd. military presence on its border with Poland discussed. Poland's independent trade union, Solidarity, reported criticized by ally Mieczyslaw Jaqielski; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Warsaw, Poland) Prime Min. Josef Pinkowski reported calling on unions to halt disruptive actions; recent Tv coverage of joint Polish-USSR maneuvers shown. Possibility of using USSR troops to quell labor unrest noted considered in past; central party head Stanislaw Kania's remarks to striking workers in Gdansk this summer recalled. [Union spokesperson Janusz ONYSZKIEWICZ - comments.] General political problem faced by Poland cited.
REPORTER: John McKenzie

(Studio) Warning issued by Polish gens. in Vienna, Austria, to USSR with regard to military intervention reported; concern over situation by Common Mkt. leaders noted. Henry Kissinger's meeting in West Germany-with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt mentioned. [KISSINGER - comments on possible Soviet invasion.] Further coverage of Polish crisis on tonight's edition of "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Greenwood, Bill;
Jarriel, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:06:40

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