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US-USSR Relations / Plane Incident #71611

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1981
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(Studio) USSR criticism of United States following incident involving departing Soviet plane yesterday reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States customs' detention of Aeroflot plane as it prepared to leave Dulles International Airport yesterday examined; discovery of Omega navigational system, not illegal, mentioned. [USSR embassy press counselor Valentin KAMENEV - says USSR has registered protest over criminal act.] State Department's defense of search noted. [Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - dismisses Tass' terms.] USSR said breaking United States diplomatic seals on anything not personally carried out of USSR .
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank

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