ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1984
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(Studio) USSR tanker reported damaged by mine off Nicaraguan coast yesterday; Sovs. said blaming US. Details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) [Deputy chief, USSR embassy, Oleg SOKOLOV - considers incident act of piracy and interest terrorism by US.] For. min Andrei Gromyko's remark on affair quoted. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - blames USSR encouragement of conflict in region for situation.] Details of explosion in Puerto Sandino reviewed; CIA-backed guerrillas in Nicaragua recalled claiming responsibility for mining harbor. Pol. implications of cavalier United States response to incident considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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