CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Mikhail Gorbachev's statement on Nicholas Daniloff case and implications for United States-USSR relations featured; details given, scenes shown. [Soviet expert Dimitri SIMES - interprets Gorbachev's motive with President Reagan.] For. minister Eduard Shevardnadze noted arriving in Washington, DC for talks with Secretary of State George Shultz in anticipation of summit. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) claims Daniloff case can be resolved.] USSR said seeking direct exchange of Daniloff for accused Soviet spy Gennady Zakharov. Possible bearing on summit of United States expulsion of several Soviet dipls. attached to their United Nations mission noted. [Soviet ambassador Alexander BELONOGOV - claims expulsion is provocative.] [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) places responsibility on United States.]
(DC: Bill McLaughlin) Admin.'s position with USSR now described; scenes shown. [Jeane KIRKPATRICK - opposes dismissing Daniloff case as trivial affair.] President aides quoted. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - notes Shultz's priority in tomorrow's meeting will be Daniloff.] [Henry KISSINGER - agrees.] Other United States agenda issues listed on screen. [KISSINGER - calls for progress in negotiations before summit is held.]