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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #293070

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 1983
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(Studio) Despite USSR downing of KAL plane, United States and USSR reported resuming arms talks.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Geneva, Switzerland) Resumption of arms negotiations here examined; films shown. Russian effort to indicate that KAL incident hasn't affected negotiations, with United States delegation led by Paul Nitze, described, shown. Importance of talks to USSR effort to halt planned deployment of United States cruise and Pershing II missiles this year noted; Soviet hope that wave of anti-nuclear demonstrations in West Germany will block deployment there mentioned. German government noted pledged to accept new missiles if compromise isn't achieved here. USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko reported arriving in Madrid, Spain, in anticipation of Thur. meeting there with Secretary of State George Shultz; probable impact of KAL affair on arms negotiations cited.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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