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USSR Pipeline #79803

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1982
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported imposing sanctions against Dresser Inds. following its French subsidiary's shipment of equipment for USSR gas pipeline; government said also banning exports to French-owned company supplying equipment to pipeline.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Le Havre, France) Dresser-France's shipment of equipment to USSR examined; attitude of French communist workers union members noted. [Union spokesperson Serge GOUGEON - considers move important for workers; remarks transcribed on screen.] Dresser-France not[ed resuming product of remainder of equipment order; French government said remaining silent on issue. Dresser Inds. in Dallas noted in violation of United States restrictions.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

(Santa Barbara, California) Reagan's approval of sanctions against both Dresser- France and French company examined. [Commerce Department spokesperson Lionel OLMER - announces export sanctions imposed by government] Export ban said issued as temporary order pending investigation; action said taken only against Dresser-France and not against parent company in Dallas. French government thought protesting sanctions against French-owned company (named in report); details given. [Vice President George BUSH - comments on Poland; temporary audio loss.] Admin. noted conceding that pipeline project will continue in spite of United States efforts.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) [Dresser senior vice president Edward LUTER - discusses company's position.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Sirkin, Bob

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