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Britain-USSR Relations / Expulsions #98480

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) USSR 's further expulsions of Britons in retaliation for Britain's initial expulsions of Sovs. for espionage and Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's decision not to continue retaliating for retaliations examined; scenes shown. [Amb Sir Bryan CARTLEDGE - considers expulsions vengeful and spiteful.] ["London Times" reporter Richard OWEN - thinks Mikhail Gorbachev is sending political expulsions with latest round.] Kremlin reaction to President Reagan's news conference last night and commitment to Star Wars program noted. [REAGAN - won't use Star Wars as bargaining chip with Gorbachev at summit.] Tass response quoted. [Soviet reporter Vladimir ALEXEYEV - thinks Reagan is sending hostile signals.] Gorbachev's recent comments in "Time" interview recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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