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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control #111016

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Reaction to Reagan administration's major shift in its position on on-site verification at Geneva arms control talks with USSR featured; details given, scenes shown. Previous United States proposals outlined on screen. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - denies United States has softened verification demands.] Mikhail Gorbachev's new position on INF missiles said basis of administration's change. [OAKLEY - explains.] [The Heritage Fndn. spokesperson James HACKETT - accuses President Reagan of selling out.] [Carnegie Fndn. spokesperson Michael KREPON - disagrees.] [Arms control expert Dean GODSON - thinks United States is bowing to European allied pressure.] CIA's criticism as well mentioned.

McWethy, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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