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France / Espionage #84056

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 05, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) France's expulsion of large number USSR diplomats and journalists, believed to be KGB operatives, examined; Britain's expulsion of over 100 USSR citizens in 1971 recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(No location given) Expelled Soviets said include Tass' Paris-based chief and USSR embassy's 3rd secretary French interior minister's statement on KGB operations in France outlined. USSR embassy reaction discussed.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Paris, France) USSR consul general recalled fleeing France 3 years ago following detection of his theft of Mirage jet plans; apparent incidents leading to today's mass expulsion reviewed, include recent defection of USSR agent Vladimir Kuzichkin to Britain. Expulsion of USSR agents from various ntns. since Kuzichkin's defection and murder of French counterintelligence agent Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Nut recently recalled; films shown. Nut said allegedly involved with Italian agents in operation which resulted in arrest of Aeroflot director in Rome with possession of sensitive NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) documents earlier this year French relations with USSR said declining since Charles De Gaulle began dialogue between Paris and Moscow in 1960.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Anticipated USSR reaction considered; Tass remarks mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Reporter(s):
Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Salinger, Pierre
Duration:
00:04:30

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