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US-USSR Arms Control #526670

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 31, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(West Berlin) [Vice President George BUSH - reads President Reagan's offer of summit with Yuri Andropov for arms control agreement signing.] Letter noted focusing on proposal already rejected by USSR ; details given. Anti-US rally here shown; criticism of United States rigidity in dealings with USSR considered.
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) Importance of missile issue in upcoming German election noted; Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported endorsing Reagan's letter. Details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Propaganda motive behind Reagan's willingness to meet with Andropov, despite Soviet leader's rejection of Zero Option arms control plan, discussed; implications of interim agreement in Reagan letter considered.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd, Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz noted assuring Japanese that United States will not harm their security in agreement with USSR ; basis of Japan's concern over USSR missile deployment in region noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Brokaw, Tom;
Compton, James;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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