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United States / USSR Relations / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) II #103034

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent potential confusion with regard to President Reagan's position on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II arms treaty with USSR reported

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Confusion over Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II position noted; details given. Reagan's remarks in news conference recalled; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.] Today's comments by White House press spokesperson Larry Speakes reported Other details of potentially contradictory remarks by administration spokesperson and Reagan given; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.] Speakes' comments quoted, along with those of anonymous White House official with regard to issue of B-52 bombers and cruise missiles. House For. Affairs Committee resolution noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Details given with regard to 1979 Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II agreement between United States and USSR ; scenes shown. Senator failure to ratify treaty mentioned. President Reagan's position on treaty stated. "Meet the Press" television show scenes shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - comments.] [House Armed Services Committee chairperson Representative Les ASPIN - comments.] [Former Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiator Paul WARNKE - comments.] Outlook for arms control situation stated.

Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter

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