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United States / USSR Missile Freeze #522433

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 16, 1982
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(Studio) Leonid Brezhnev reported declaring freeze on deployment of medium-range nuclear missiles in west part of USSR . Other weapons said not affected. Retaliatory steps reported threatened by Brezhnev if US-USSR arms talks aren't productive or if United States installs nuclear missiles in Europe.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) Announcement said made at Soviet Trades Congress. Scenes shown. Proposal detailed. Said aimed at peace mvts. in West Reagan administration reported calling moratorium meaningless due to number of missiles already in place. Proposal of some reductions considered. Brezhnev's threat of missiles aimed at territorial United States considered. Resumption of arms control talks with United States said called for by Brezhnev. Provisions with regard to missile submarines noted.
REPORTER: Gene Randall

(Studio) Effect of Brezhnev action on peace mvts. in Europe and American considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) President Reagan's response to USSR in speech in Oklahoma noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Oklahoma legislature scenes shown. [REAGAN - notes imbalance of present situation. Details United States proposal already made. Calls for arms reduction.] Larry Speakes noted calling proposal propaganda gesture. Possible effect of current situation on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) alliance considered.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) State Department spokesperson quoted with regard to possible retaliatory steps USSR might take against US. Cuba as site for missiles considered. Kennedy-Khrushchev 1962 agreement recalled. If Nicaragua should be missile site, State Department spokesperson said calling it very serious development
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Randall, Gene;
Woodruff, Judy

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