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USSR / Gromyko News Conference #299738

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
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(Studio) USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko, appearing on Soviet TV, reported stressing relationship between Star Wars proposal of United States and future arms limitation talks.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Moscow, USSR ) Gromyko's unusual televised news conference discussing recent United States-USSR arms talks focusing on space weapons examined; scenes shown. [GROMYKO - (thru translator) reiterates Soviet stance on space weapons.] His description of Geneva talks' atmosphere, president Reagan's Star Wars concept quoted. [GROMYKO - (thru translator) questions United States conscience; cites warning to United States about space weapons.] Gromyko's remarks said contradicted by senior United States officials; details given.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Reagan administration noted reacting to Gromyko's linking of Star Wars plan to feasibility of future arms negotiations.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's response to Gromyko's news conf. outlined. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", WEINBERGER - rejects ruling out space weapons defense system.] [Courtesy NBC, Secretary of State George SHULTZ - disagrees with Weinberger; explains.] President Reagan mentioned meeting tomorrow at White House with Belgium's prime minister to discuss that cntry.'s delayed deployment of new United States cruise missiles in accordance with NATO plan; details given.

Ford, Sam;
Roth, Richard;
Schieffer, Bob

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