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US-USSR Relations / Pre-Summit Maneuvering #540382

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 24, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(New York City) President Reagan's United Nations speech today, focusing on USSR 's regional conflicts, featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - opposes use of force for expansion of political systems.] Countries to which President was referring listed; his proposal for regional negotiations outlined, discussed. [REAGAN - hopes for fresh start next month with Mikhail Gorbachev.] Response of foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze described, shown. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's private desire to keep focus on arms control noted. [THATCHER - claims allied unity behind Reagan next month.] [Secretary State George SHULTZ - denies arms control isn't priority.] Shultz said mtg. with Shevardnadze tomorrow and possibly completing summit arrangements with Moscow trip.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(New York City) Shevardnadze's United Nations speech in response to Reagan's examined; scenes shown. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) cites Soviet willingness to supplement traditional arms control verification methods.] Implications of his remarks on arms control negotiations considered. [National security adviser Robert McFARLANE - is optimistic over Geneva prospects.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin;
Wallace, Chris

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