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US-USSR Rel. / Arms Talks #298174

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 02, 1984
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(Studio) United States said dropping its insistence that fall talks with USSR on space weapons include discussion of missile issue as well.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Softened White House rhetoric on space weapons negotiations examined. [President REAGAN - claims to be in communication with USSR .] President's discussion with USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin last night mentioned, shown. [REAGAN - claims Dobrynin has message for Moscow.] Kremlin reaction to United States efforts to include other issues in scheduled Vienna talks noted. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - will discuss both issues regardless.] [Walter MONDALE - thinks Reagan should have accepted USSR proposal.] Latest CBS "News-New York Times" poll on public's perception of President's sincerity on arms control proposals outlined on screen, discussed. [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - believes Reagan is scoring pts. both against USSR and Mondale; explains.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko's response to British foreign secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe's efforts to combine missile and space weapons talks detailed, quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Status of United States-USSR anti-satellite weapons capabilities discussed; probable inability to verify ban on such weapons explained.
REPORTER: David Martin, Dan Rather

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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