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Iceland Summit #306798

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Reykjavik, Iceland: Wyatt Andrews) Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev's arrival here for summit with President Reagan featured; details given, scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) is optimistic.] Domestic political and econ. pressures on Gorbachev considered. [Pol. scientist Fyodor BURLATSKI - (thru translator) acknowledges resistance to change on Soviet society.] [University of Iceland spokesperson Olafur GRIMSSON - cites Gorbachev's need to prove himself here.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Reykjavik, Iceland: Bill Plante) President Reagan's schedule on eve of summit, include meeting with President Vigdis Finnbogadottir, featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - hopes Gorbachev's optimism is realized.] House compromise on arms control amendments attached to federal spending bill explained. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES -claims House action has freed President to deal here.] [Assistant secretary state Rozanne RIDGWAY - comments.] Issues expected to be discussed by leaders reviewed; demonstration by Soviet human rights supporters described, shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) US-USSR relations since Geneva summit last year reviewed; scenes shown. [Feb., REAGAN - hopes for improved relations] [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI, Princeton Univ. spokesperson Stephen COHEN - describe post-Geneva state of affairs.] Specific incidents affecting relations since then considered. [REAGAN - announces decision to abandon Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II.] [Stanford Univ. spokesperson Alex DALLIN - cites post-Daniloff-Zakharov atmosphere.] [Stanford spokesperson Coit BLACKER, Columbia Univ. spokesperson Henry GRAFF - dismiss significance of such summits.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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