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Reagan / Lebanon War / USSR Nuclear Initiative #292883

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan reported launching new arms control initiative against USSR designed to set off opposition to deployment of new United States missiles in Europe. [REAGAN - announces instructions to negotiator Paul Nitze to pursue arms control initiatives with Soviet counterpart in Geneva.] Latest United States proposal, meeting prime USSR objectives, outlined on screen, discussed; Reagan thought proposing some form of "build-down" soon. Details given. His upcoming address to United Nations mentioned; United States delegate Chas. Lichenstein's recent suggestion that United Nations relocate out of United States recalled. [REAGAN - believes public approved of Lichenstein's comment.] President said blaming Syrians and USSR for latest outbreak of Mideast fighting. [REAGAN - fears Mideast peace plan will collapse if Lebanon cease-fire fails.] His commitment to keeping Marines in Lebanon but optimism over cease-fire possibility noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Bipartisan congress group said meeting with President Reagan today to push for his support of nuclear build-down movement rather than nuclear freeze; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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