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Chernenko / Health, US-USSR Arms Talks #539649

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 14, 1985
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(Studio) USSR President Konstantin Chernenko reported canceling Warsaw Pact meeting due to illness; current US-USSR arms control efforts noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Chernenko's apparent failing health discussed; films shown. possibility of Mikhail Gorbachev or Grigory Romanov replacing him noted fueling concern over course of US-USSR arms talks; details given. For. min. Andrei Gromyko's warning that progress on Star Wars proposal must be apparent before gains can be made on medium and long-range missile negotiations discussed. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - calls for implementation of any mutual agreement; hopes USSR enters negotiations without preconditions.] Secretary of State George Shultz's position on Star Wars deployment mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin

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