Soviets Expel U.S. Diplomat

Associated Press

A second secretary at the U.S. Embassy here has been ordered to leave the Soviet Union, the official Soviet news agency Tass said today. The agency said the diplomat was caught spying.

Tass said Michael Sellers was detained in Moscow on Monday "as he was having a clandestine meeting with a Soviet citizen recruited by U.S. intelligence." The agency report added: "An investigation produced evidence fully implicating the staff member of the U.S. Embassy in intelligence-gathering activities incompatible with his official status." In Washington, State Department spokesman Bernard Kalb said he knew nothing of the expulsion.

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