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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #300254

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Moscow, USSR ) Media coverage here of current United States-USSR arms talks in Geneva, Switzerland, examined; "Pravda's" article cited as example Soviet TV commentary on talks described.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Iron Curtain) West European allies' concerns over impact of President Reagan's Star Wars plan on United States guarantee to protect region against Warsaw Pact invasion explained, discussed. [British Labor party leader Neil KINNOCK - believes if United States pursues Star Wars, USSR will follow suit, leaving Europe as their nuclear battleground.] Star Wars' effect on British and French missile defense systems cited; purpose of recent deployments of new United States cruise and Pershing II missiles in West Europe, in response to new Soviet missiles deployed weekly and aimed at West Europe, considered. [W. German deputy foreign minister Alois MERTES - thinks USSR missiles are effort to alienate West Europe from United States.] Possibility that United States will inadvertently distance European allies in current push for USSR acceptance of Star Wars noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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