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Britain-USSR Relations / Expulsions #98420

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Latest round of expulsions of Soviet dipls. here, begun with defection recently of KGB London director Oleg Gordievsky, followed by expulsions of Sovs. from Britain and British from USSR , examined; Soviet charge d'affairs Lev Parshin mentioned most current victim. [Author H. Chapman PINSCHER - feels USSR suffers most from expulsions.] Possible implications for Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev considered. [For. secretary Sir Geoffrey HOWE - thinks Moscow's original retaliation was unjustified.] Apparent consequence for Gorbachev's image in West Europe noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Ambassador Sir Bryan Cartledge's criticism of expulsions here noted. Role of embassies worldwide in espionage considered. [British reporter Mark FRANKLAND - blames Britain's handling of issue for his expulsion.] Possible political message of Gorbachev's expulsion of British dipls. cited. [British journalist Denis BLEWETT - believes Sovs. overreacted.] No. Sovs. employed in United States embassy discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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