ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1980
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(Studio) Pentagon reported announcing possible violation of 1979 Threshold nuclear test ban treaty by USSR ; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Representative Robin Beard reported accusing USSR of violating Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, signed by President Carter; Beard's support of Ronald Reagan mentioned. [BEARD - recounts information he received from unnamed source.] Govt. said questioning whether Soviet action actually violated either Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) I or II; details outlined on screen. Carter administration response quoted on screen. Force of information leak as political weapon in current presidential campaign noted.
REPORTER: John McWethy
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