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(Studio: Dan Rather) Admin.'s unofficial explanation for postponing today's scheduled nuclear test, objected to by USSR , noted.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) President Reagan's White House meeting today with outgoing amb. Anatoly Dobrynin regarding next US-USSR summit examined; White House photos shown. Actual summit planning said beginning next month with foreign min. Eduard Shevardnadze's United States visit. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - notes Dobrynin stressed lack of USSR preconditions for summit.] Area of contd. disagreement explained; Mikhail Gorbachev quoted. [Soviet expert on US Georgi ARBATOV - explains Gorbachev's goal for summit.] [Soviet expert Dimitri SIMES - thinks Sovs. don't actually expect much.]
(DC: David Martin) White House said denying link between postponement of today's nuclear test and diplomacy moves underway with USSR ; Gorbachev's latest offer to extend Soviet moratorium on such testing if United States halts its testing recalled. [Nuclear physicist Glenn SEABORG - explains letter to Reagan from Nobel scientists on test ban issue.] [Admiral Sylvester FOLEY (ret.) - disagrees.]
- Martin, David;
- Rather, Dan;
- Stahl, Lesley
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