CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1983
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(Studio) Following West German Bundestag's approval of deployment of new US missiles, USSR reported walking out of Geneva arms talk with US.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Geneva, Switzerland) Soviet negotiator Yuli Kvitsinsky's reason for halting talks examined; films shown. [KVITSINSKY - doesn't plan to return next week.] Demonstration by pro-talks crowd shown. [US negotiator Paul NITZE - doesn't believe walkout is conclusive; explains.] USSR negotiators reported leaving here shortly; possibility of USSR deployment of new missiles in E. Europe and aboard Soviet submarines off United States coast as counter to United States missiles mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(DC) [President REAGAN - is disappointed by Soviet walkout, but not surprised; doesn't feel talks are permanently terminated.] [Assistant Defense Secretary Richard PERLE - recalls history of US-USSR negotiations; cites Austrian state treaty as example] USSR 's threatened retaliation for United States missile deployment illustrated on map, discussed. [MIT spokesperson Stephen MEYER - feels possible Soviet missile-bearing submarines off United States coast is primarily political move rather than military; explains.] Issue of Yuri Andropov's health as related to arms talks considered.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin