CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1985
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(Studio) Britain reported halting expulsions in retaliation for USSR 's retaliatory expulsions following Britain's initial action against Soviet spies; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Moscow, USSR ) Kremlin's latest expulsions of Britons here examined; scenes shown. [Reuters reporter Martin NESIRKY - considers himself victim of diplomacy.] [Ambassador Sir Bryan CARTLEDGE - feels expulsions are vengeful and spiteful.] Perceived relationship between Soviet expulsions of British ntls. and upcoming summit between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev explained.
REPORTER: Mark Phillips
(London, England) [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - considers Kremlin's actions due to its embarrassment; has decided to end round of expulsions now.] Gorbachev's claim that President Reagan's Star Wars program endangers United States-USSR arms negotiations recalled. [Last night, REAGAN - won't halt space weapons research.] [United States negotiator Max KAMPELMAN - blames USSR for sluggish arms talks.]
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(DC) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze's new arms control proposals outlined on screen, discussed; Shevardnadze thought presenting proposals next Monday to Secretary of State George Shultz and to Reagan later. Significance of proposals considered.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin
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