ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Mike Lee) Mikhail Gorbachev's extension of Soviet moratorium on nuclear testing examined; details given, scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) cites deadline for extension.] Public relations benefits of USSR moratorium reviewed. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) calls on President Reagan to equal Soviet decision.]
(Santa Barbara, California: Sam Donaldson) United States response featured; scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - dismisses nuclear testing moratorium as not in United States ints.] Press spokesperson Larry Speakes' statement outlined on screen. [Soviet expert Marshall GOLDMAN - feels Gorbachev is using issue purely for propaganda.] Congress pressure on Reagan to agree to moratorium described.
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