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    Daily Nebraskan
Thursday, September 1986
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By the Associated Press
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Sf ,. In Brief
Iran intercepts
MANAMA, Bahrain Iran stopped
two Soviet ships in the first action
against Iraq's main arms supplier since
the Iranian navy began searching
freighters for military cargo early last
year, shipping sources said Wednesday.
Iranian warships chased the Pyotr
Yemtsov in the southern Persian Gulf
on Tuesday, then forced it into the
Iranian port of Bandar Appas to be
Shipping executives, who spoke on
condition of anonymity, said the second
vessel was stopped briefly Wednesday
and identified only as the Tutov.
The Pyotr Yemtsov, which belongs to
the U.S.S.R.-Black Sea Shipping of
Odessa, was seized during a voyage
from the Black Sea port of Nikolayev to
Kuwait and was being unloaded Wed
nesday at Bandar Appas, according to
the reports.
In Moscow, Foreign Ministry spo
kesman Gennady I. Gerasimov con
firmed that the 1 1,750-ton Pyotr Yemt
sov was "detained" off the coast of the
United Arab Emirates but did not men
tion the Tutov. Vandar Appas is about
120 miles east of the U.A.E.
Gerasimov said he believed the
freighter was carrying a load of cement.
He gave no information on the size of
its crew.
Despite the Soviet role in supplying
Iraq during the 6-year-old Iran-Iraq
war, shipping sources said weapons or
other military goods were unlikely to
.be shipped on Soviet freighters through
the Persian Gulf.
"We believe" the Pyotr Yemtsov was
loaded with construction material, but
the Iranians consider such commodi
ties to be an asset for the Iraqi military
efforts," said an executive based in
Scores of ships of many nationalities
are known to have been searched since
Iran began intercepting commercial
vessels early in 1985.
Most detained ships are allowed to
resume their trips after searches. Oth
ers have been taken to Bandar Abbas,
where their cargoes were unloaded and
Executives gave this description of
the Pyotr Yemtsov seizure, based on
radio contracts they and their monitors
had with other ships in the gulf:
An Iranian warship ordered the cap
tain to stop when the freighter was
about 30 miles northwest of Dubai. It
signaled a threat to open fire, and the
Soviet skipper turned his vessel and
tried to escape. The Iranian ship caught
up after a brief chase and again threa
tened to shoot.
Smuggling charges possible for
jailed U.S. News correspondent
MOSCOW The wife of an Ameri
can reporter accused of spying said
Wednesday that authorities have threat
ened to press smuggling charges over
family jewelry that she and her hus
band failed to list on customs forms.
Nicholas Daniloff, correspondent for
U.S. News & World Report, has been
held without formal charges in east
Moscow's Lefortovo Prison since Sat
urday. He was arrested by eight KGB
agents after a Soviet acquaintance
gave him a package later found to con
tain maps marked secret.
The chairman of U.S. News, Morti
mer B. Zuckerman, left Moscow Wed
nesday after two days of meetings with
Soviet officials aimed at winning Dani
loffs release.
Zuckerman said his meetings were
"productive in the sense of a dialogue,
but not conclusive in the sense that I
know what the outcome will be." He
said he agreed not to say which offi
cials he met.
Daniloff s wife, Ruth, said customs
authorities called the Moscow office of
U.S. News & World Report on Wednes
day to say that she should come to a
customs clearing house outside Mos
cow to sign a statement about the
undeclared jewelry. "My instinct is just "unless they want to take me out of
to ignore it (the message)," she said, here in handcuffs, kicking and scream-
The Damloffs listed carpets and a ing.
diamond ring as their only valuables
when entering the country and when
filling out forms to leave, Mrs. Daniloff
said. Her husband took up the Moscow
post 5'2 years ago and was planning on
leaving soon for a new assignment in
Mrs. Daniloff said they did not list a
pocket watch Daniloffs father gave
him for his 21st birthday, a locket that
belonged to Mrs. Daniloffs grandmother
and some rubbishy old jewelry" that
she kept at the bottom of her jewelry
box. She said they did not consider the
items valuable or believe they were
made of silver or gold.
Customs agents confiscated the seven
or eight pieces of jewelry and have
informed her they are being valued at
$2,210, Mrs. Daniloff said.
"They're saying we have smuggled
our own things into the country and
now we're trying to smuggle them out
again," she said. "It's all just so stupid.
It may just be part of the harassment
against us."
Mrs. Daniloff vowed to stay in Mos
cow until her husband is released,
Mrs. Daniloff has accused the KGB
secret police of framing her husband in
retaliation for the arrest in New York of
a Soviet U.N. employee, Gennady Zak
harov. Zakharov is jailed without bail
bending trial on charges of spying.
Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman
Gennady Gerasimov denied Tuesday
that Daniloffs arrest was linked to the
Zakharov case. Gerasimov said Daniloff
was "caught red-handed" but a deci
sion on whether to try him would not be
made until an investigation is completed.
Navy to build prototype blimp
' WASHINGTON The Navy has decided to proceed with construction
cf a prototype blimp for use in tests that will determine whtther the
service returns the giant airships to service. . s .
The Associated Press reported last May that the chief of naval opera
Lions' executive board had recommended to Navy Secretary John F.
Lchraan that he seek funds to begin building a new fleet of airships in
fiscal 1933,
According to sources who asked not to be named, the. board concluded
that a newly designed, modern blimp could serve as a useful "radar
platform" that could travel with surface ships and warn them against
low flying cruise missiles. , ,
The prototype blimp, by present day standards, will be huge; It would
match the size of the last blimps used by the Navy in the 1960s, meaning it
would have a volume of 1.5 million cubic feet of helium.
By contrast, the familiar blimps used by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
for public relations purposes have a volume of roughly 203,000 cubic feet
of helium. In contrast to the Goodyear blimps, which are about 50 feet in
diameter and 192 feet in length, the Navy prototype would probably be
about 85 feet in diameter and more than 400 feet long.
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Soviets ignore U.S. grain subsidy offer
WASHINGTON A month has passed even more last Friday, which "demeans The subsidy, "which is paid by the
since President Reagan's controversial
decision to offer wheat to the SovH
Union at cut-rate prices, but Moscow so
far has ignored that offer and time is
running out.
the process further."
To encourage the Soviets to buy four
million metric tons of wheat under a
previously arranged grain deal, the
president announced on Aug. 1 that he
Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., a critic of had decided to grant a $13 per ton
the proposed sale, said the situation is subsidy, meaning that American wheat
embarrassing for the United States. He could cost less in the Soviet Union than
said the administration cut the price in the United States.
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In justifying approval of the deal,
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sell their surpluses. He was encour
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Majority Leader Robert Dole, R-Kan.
Shultz said the Soviets must be
"chortling and scratching their heads
about a system that says we're going to
fix it up so that American taxpayers
make it possible for a Soviet housewife
to buy American-produced food at pri
ces lower than an American housewife."
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