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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks, MX Missile #302865

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Geneva, Switzerland) Arrival here today of United States delegation for United States-USSR arms talks opening Tuesday featured; films shown. [Negotiator Max KAMPELMAN - hopes overall objectives are mutual.] [November 1983, Paul NITZE - remains hopeful USSR will resume negotiations.] [November 23, 1983, President REAGAN - will work to bring Sovs. back to bargaining table.] Deployment of United States missiles in West Europe since Soviet walkout from last arms talks and change in USSR leadership with President Konstantin Chernenko recalled; issues in upcoming negotiations, include MX missile and Star Wars defense system, reviewed, discussed. For. minister Andrei Gromyko's lobbying efforts mentioned.

(Studio) United States Senator delegation noted en route to monitor Geneva talks.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) [Senator Robert DOLE, Robert BYRD - are optimistic.] Reagan said using resumption of arms talks as lobbying tool to push through his funding request for MX missile program; details given. [In weekly radio address, voice of REAGAN - links arms talks' success with MX passage; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Senator Gary HART - responds.]
REPORTER: Deborah Potter

(Studio) USSR negotiators reported arriving in Geneva tomorrow; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Potter, Deborah;
Schieffer, Bob

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