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(Studio: Dan Rather) White House officials said to be playing down USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev's refusal to meet for summit. Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Nuclear missiles shown being transported through W. Germany. President Reagan's belief that their elimination will be soon noted. [REAGAN - says he does not look at Gorbachev's refusal as permanent.] USSR 's reluctance to meet until SDI/Star Wars deleted discussed. [REAGAN - says when asked if Gorbachev is playing games with him that the USSR leader is playing solitaire.] Experts' opinions that USSR ploy may only harden White House policy noted. [Arms control expert Ted WARNER - says Reagan will be carefully watched to see if he concedes to USSR .] [Arms control negotiator Ken. ADELMAN - says there are lots of treaties between countries not signed by heads of state.] [For. policy expert William HYLAND - says the USSR may be waiting for a new president who may be more pliable on SDI/Star Wars.] White House said not to compromise.
- Martin, David;
- Rather, Dan
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