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Greece / New Government #68503

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) New Prime Min. of Greece, Andreas Papandreou, noted once an American citizen.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Athens, Greece) Implications of Greece's new government for United States and NATO examined. [PAPANDREOU - doesn't anticipate abrupt changes in government; comments on United States warheads in Greece, Mediterranean-Mideast security]

(DC) State Department's perception of Papandreou outlined; extent of United States military presence in Greece noted. [REAGAN - comments on possible withdrawal of Greece from NATO.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - comments on situation.] Possibility that President Constantine Karamanlis would be able to forestall any immediate action by new government to change status of Greece examined.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) USSR reported reminding Greece of President Leonid Brezhnev's promise involving nuclear weapons.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank

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