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Mitterrand / Greenpeace Scandal, Paris Summit #92576

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 01, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) Contd. political problems faced by President Francois Mitterrand from Greenpeace scandal discussed; his confrontation with Konstantin Chernenko in 1984 over dissident Andrei Sakharov and Afghanistan recalled. Greenpeace scandal's possible effect on Paris summit with Mikhail Gorbachev considered. [French Institution of For. Relations spokesperson Thiery de MONTBRIAL - thinks Mitterrand's position with Gorbachev will be difficult.] Background to Greenpeace controversy, include Prime Min. Laurent Fabius' admission that secret service had sunk ship, reviewed. Actual impact on summit outcome outlined on screen, discussed. United States and French handling of Watergate and Greenpeace, respectively, described.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

Jennings, Peter;
Salinger, Pierre

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