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US-USSR Relations / Space Weapons Talks #538314

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 27, 1984
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(Studio) USSR reported accusing United States of sabotaging fall talks in Vienna on banning space weapons; details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Moscow, USSR ) Deputy foreign minister Viktor Komplektov's statement blaming United States for Soviet withdrawal from talks quoted on screen, discussed; films shown. USSR proposal last month for space weapons talks and Reagan administration's response recalled. [Voice of Radio Moscow ANNOUNCER - accuses United States of militarist course.]
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) White House reaction to USSR withdrawal described.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) Concern that Vienna talks will not occur examined; remarks of deputy press secretary Larry Speakes outlined on screen, discussed. [Senator Larry PRESSLER - hopes talks will take place.] President Reagan's public discussion about talks with ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin recalled, shown; administration's reaction to "Washington Post" quote of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's dismissal of talks if they focus on anti-satellite weapons noted. Weinberger mentioned accusing "Post" of distortions.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Topics of current United States-USSR talks listed.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Mallory, Steve;
Palmer, John;
Wallace, Chris

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