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USSR Pipeline #79768

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 1982
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(Studio) Dresser Inds. of Dallas, Texas, noted confused over conflicting orders from United States and French govts. in its product of equipment for USSR gas pipeline to Europe.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Le Havre, France) French govt;'s order to Dresser to fulfill earlier bus. agreement despite President Reagan s ban on United States equipment sales to USSR examined. [Ind. minister Philippe LORINO - thinks French aided Dresser.] Workers' support for government noted; specific orders to Dresser Inds. outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

(DC) Judge Thomas Flannery's ruling in situation and Dresser's point of concern discussed; dilemma faced by administration explained. Secretary of State George Shultz reported calling for measured response; details outlined on screen. British firm noted scheduled to deliver equipment soon to USSR .
REPORTER: Anne Garrels Artist: Freda Reiter

Garrels, Anne;
Reynolds, Frank;
Sirkin, Bob

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