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    U.S.A.

    Former Polish diplomat, Zozislaw Rurarz, said he believed the Soviet Union was behind the plot to assassinate the Pope in 1981.

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    GV Zozislaw Ryrarz speaking at news conference on the attempt to assassinate the Pope (2 shots) 0.10
    SV Rurarz speaking 0.49
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    Background: U.S.A.

    Former Polish diplomat, Zozislaw Rurarz, said he believed the Soviet Union was behind the plot to assassinate the Pope in 1981. Pope John Paul was wounded by a Turkish gunman, Ali Agca, who is now serving life for the attempted murder. Mr Rurarz said it was significant that the new Soviet leader, Yuri Andropov, was head of the K.G.B. at the time. He added that the assassination attempt may have been planned as an alternative to the Soviet Union invading Poland to crush the Solidarity trade union for whom the Pope had become a unifying symbol.

    Source: N.B.C. 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YDQPPE4ARLJBSQR59C752CKG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YDQPPE4ARLJBSQR59C752CKG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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