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Iceland Summit / Aftermath #306899

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 17, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Grand Forks, North Dakota: Bill Plante) Confusion over President Reagan's arms control proposals at Iceland summit with Mikhail Gorbachev noted resulting from his administration's own contradictory post-summit stmts.; details given, scenes shown. [Today, REAGAN - claims support for arms reduction, include possible elimination of ballistic missiles.] Senator, Sam Nunn recalled claiming Tuesday Reagan had suggested total elimination of all nuclear weapons to USSR ; press spokesperson Larry Speakes' acknowledgement that Reagan possibly misspoke cited. [Assistant defense secretary Richard PERLE - denies Reagan proposed eventual elimination of all nuclear weapons.] [Sunday, in Iceland, chief of staff Don. REGAN - announces proposal to eliminate all nuclear weapons.] [NUNN - calls for withdrawal of that proposal before USSR accepts it.] Apparent role of domestic pols. in administration's confusion cited.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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