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England / KGB Defection #98359

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1985
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(Studio) No. alleged Soviet agents expelled from Great Britain after defection there of chief KGB agent reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Defection of Oleg Gordievsky and its significance for West intelligence examined; details outlined on screen. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's role in expulsions cited. [For. secretary Geoffrey HOWE - notes importance of situation.] [Soviet diplomacy Alexei NIKIFOROV - denies accusations.] [Intelligence expert Duncan CAMPBELL - feels incident is actually disaster for intelligence operations; explains.] Danish cabinet min. said claiming Gordievsky has been West agent for some years.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) [Former deputy CIA director Ray CLINE - discusses importance of Gordievsky's defection, implications for President Reagan's summit with Mikhail Gorbachev.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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