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Dobrynin’s Talk with Irwin to Register Unease over Jdl Demonstrations

State Department officials confirmed today that one of the purposes of Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin’s talk two weeks ago with Undersecretary of State John Irwin was to register his unease over the prospect of demonstrations by the Jewish Defense League against Soviet offices and other installations during Jewish Identity Week. State Department sources said Dobrynin had conveyed “an indirect allusion” that JDL actions against Soviet premises might be followed by actions against Americans in Russia. Many past instances of violence against Russians in the U.S. have brought retaliation against U.S. citizens in the USSR. (In New York yesterday, the Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations, Jacob Malik, lodged a “strong protest” with U.S. Ambassador George Bush over a dynamite time bomb found at the base of a wall surrounding an estate owned by the Soviet UN Mission at Glen Cove, L.I. Malik demanded that the U.S. “find the criminals” who planted the bomb and punish them severely.)

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