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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks, Nicholson Aftermath #303169

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Conclusion of first round of US-USSR arms talks noted coming as tension between the two ntns. over last month's death of Major Arthur Nicholson while spying in East Germany intensifies [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - accuses Sovs. of lying, of being uncivilized.] Apparent effect on possible summit between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev described; Gorbachev noted accusing United States of violating conditions for arms talks. [Tass military writer Vladimir BOGACHOV - claims United States isn't seeking arms agreement.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Gorbachev mentioned adding supporters, include head of KGB, to Politburo; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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