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US-USSR Relations / Nuclear Testing #101681

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 29, 1986
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Dean Reynolds) Mikhail Gorbachev's announced continuation of moratorium on Soviet nuclear testing and proposed summit on nuclear arms examined. [GORBACHEV - outlines his plan.] USSR said resuming its nuclear test program if United States conts. its nuclear testing; recent anti-US media blitz here described. [GORBACHEV - proposes US-USSR summit on nuclear arms race.] Question of whether Gorbachev means to substitute this meeting for planned United States summit this year said undetermined.

(Santa Barbara, California: Sheilah Kast) White House rejection of Gorbachev's proposed nuclear arms summit outlined; basis of administration's dismissal of USSR moratorium on nuclear testing detailed on screen. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Helmut SONNENFELDT - believes nuclear arms summit proposal is designed to take pressure off of Gorbachev's commitment to meet in US.] White House official quoted on screen.

Kast, Sheilah;
Reynolds, Dean;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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