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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #297847

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 30, 1984
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(Studio) Tass said indicating possibility USSR will withdraw its proposal to hold talks this fall on banning space-based weapons if United States insists on include nuclear missiles in negotiations.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Reaction of Reagan administration to USSR proposal and political benefits to President, both in foreign policy and domestic pols., by situation examined; administration official quoted on screen. [State Department spokesperson Robert West DEAN - feels talks will be progress for arms control efforts as well as US-USSR relations] United States position on agenda outlined on screen, discussed; administration's reaction to space weapons treaty in March 1984 recalled. [Former negotiator Paul WARNKE - disagrees with administration's claims on verification issue; explains.] [DEAN - notes lack of determination on sophisticated space weapons treaty.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Moscow, USSR ) USSR response to United States reaction examined; films shown. [Voice of Radio Moscow ANNOUNCER - calls for early United States response.] Soviet public said unaware that United States has already responded; issue of United States preconditions for September talks considered.
REPORTER: Mark Phillips

Lynch, Bill;
Phillips, Mark;
Schieffer, Bob

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