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US-USSR Relations / Nicholson Death #95101

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 1985
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(Studio) United States and USSR noted continuing disagreement over Sunday's death of Army Major Arthur Nicholson in East Germany.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Luxembourg) [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - considers Nicholson's death unjustified; compares United States and USSR handling of such situations.] Incident March 20 in Hof, West Germany, in which Soviet officers were detained by US after discovery in restricted United States military area recalled; similar incident March 25 mentioned. Post-war agreement allowing mutual intelligence gathering noted. Weinberger said comparing Nicholson shooting to USSR 's downing of Korean Air Lines passenger plane in 1983.
REPORTER: Dean Reynolds

(DC) Tass account of Nicholson's actions outlined on screen. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - is disgusted; notes shooting won't promote improved US-USSR relations] Factors behind United States position that incident won't harm Soviet-American relations listed on screen, explained.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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