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Gromyko Rebuff on Wallenberg

June 5, 1980
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Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko has sternly rebuffed the latest Swedish attempt to raise the issue of Rooul Wallenberg, the wartime diplomat missing in the Soviet Union for 35 years.

The issue was raised by Swedish Foreign Minister Ola Ullsten when he paid an official visit to Gromyko late last week. Swedish official sources here say that Gromyko replied “coldly and unmoved” and firmly restated the Soviet view that Wallenberg died in 1947 despite at least 14 alleged subsequent sightings in Soviet prisons or hospitals.

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