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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #300030

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 26, 1985
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(Studio) United States and USSR reported simultaneously announcing date and location of future arms talks.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Moscow, USSR ) Govt. spokesperson Valdimir Lomeiko reported announcing Soviet delegation headed by Viktor Karpov, chief negotiator of 1982-83 START talks, and include Yuli Kvitsinsky, who reached compromise agreement in 1983 with Paul Nitze later not sanctioned by either government USSR 's concern with space weapons issue noted. Lomeiko's refusal to comment on state of President Konstantin Chernenko's health mentioned.
REPORTER: Mark Phillips

(DC) Admin.'s desire to have United States negotiator Max Kampelman deal directly with Karpov on Star Wars issue and United States disappointment cited; Kampelman and former Senator John Tower mentioned inexperienced negotiators. Paul Nitze's anticipated role as their adviser considered. [Voice of REAGAN - is optimistic over arms talks.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Lynch, Bill;
Phillips, Mark;
Schieffer, Bob

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