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US-USSR Relations / Missiles, Arms Talks #287664

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

(Santa Barbara, California) Official and unofficial United States reaction to Yuri Andropov's decision to deploy new Soviet missiles in E. Europe and halt to USSR participation in arms talks in retaliation for United States deployment of new missiles in West Europe examined. [US negotiator Paul NITZE - regrets hardening of Soviet position.] [USSR deputy United Nations delegate Richard OVINNIKOV - fears spiraling nuclear race bringing world to brink of nuclear war due to United States stance.] [Edwin MEESE - denies crisis exists.] [Assistant secretary defense Richard PERLE - claims USSR action is merely ploy.] Continue preparations in West Germany for United States Pershing II missiles and United States concerns over Soviet deployment of their new missiles in East Germany considered; issue of Andropov's health as it relates to current events noted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) President Francois Mitterrand and Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported calling USSR to resume arms talks; East German leader Erich Honecker's statement with regard to USSR deployment of missiles there quoted.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

Sawyer, Diane;
Stahl, Lesley

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