NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan thought announcing United States proposal for international ban on chemical warfare in his news conference tonight; disclosure of Iraq's use of chemical weapons in its war with Iran recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Reagan said sending Vice President George Bush to United Nations disarmament conference in Geneva soon to propose new ban on chemical weapons; details outlined on screen. While proposing such ban, President said seeking congress funding of chemical weapons program as negotiating ploy against USSR . USSR leader Konstantin Chernenko noted proposing ban on chemical weapons for Europe and calling for talks on issue as means of improving US-USSR relations Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned. Indications of beginning of Reagan initiative at arms talks with Sovs. described.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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