NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(California: Chris Wallace) United States and USSR noted blaming each other for state of relations [Institution of United States of America and Canada spokesperson Georgi ARBATOV - notes relations have deteriorated since Geneva summit.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - blames USSR for not setting date for summit this year] Issues exacerbating tension reviewed; President Reagan's response this weekend to Mikhail Gorbachev's proposed nuclear test ban and summit to discuss issue cited as example [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - believes USSR will back down first.] Anatoly Dobrynin mentioned visiting United States next month; press spokesperson Larry Speakes' assessment of seriousness of situation quoted.