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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(London, England) London "Sunday Times"' reporter with sources in KGB said claiming Politburo is allowing ailing USSR President Konstantin Chernenko to retire due to health; Soviet officials' handling of Chernenko's illness and absence from public view compared to that surrounding Yuri Andropov in months prior to his death. Possibility of Mikhail Gorbachev named as Chernenko's replacement considered. [Soviet expert Dr. Martin McCAULEY - fears impact on leadership change on arms control process; explains.] Leonid Brezhnev recalled.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
- Dunsmore, Barrie;
- Jennings, Peter
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