CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 03, 1985
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(Studio) Probable reaction of France and Britain to Mikhail Gorbachev's proposal that they hold separate summit to consider nuclear arms reduction noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Paris, France) French commitment to nuclear capability discussed; scenes shown. [General FRICAUD-CHAGNAUD - notes deterrent effect of France's nuclear weapons system.] [For. affairs expert Pierre LELOUCHE - opposes Reagan's call to eliminate nuclear weapons; feels such weapons have maintained peace in Europe.] Public reaction to Greenpeace scandal said illustrating France's support for nuclear weapons; details given. [Journalist Christine OCKRENT - thinks public is outraged that government's sabotage of Greenpeace failed.] President Francois Mitterrand said rejecting Gorbachev's proposal.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
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