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Gromyko / West Germany Visit #80711

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 18, 1983
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(Studio) USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko reported meeting in Bonn with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl today to discuss NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) deployment of United States missiles in Europe this year; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bonn, West Germany) Gromyko's warning last night that USSR would increase its nuclear arsenal targeted on West Europe if NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) proceeds with deployment of United States missiles; his rejection of President Reagan's proposed Zero Option plan noted. Gromyko's reiteration of Yuri Andropov's proposal outlined; Gromyko said denying that his visit is effort to influence upcoming election, despite his publicized mtgs. with Kohl opponents Franz Josef Strauss,Willy Brandt and Hans Jochen Vogel. Current German public opinion on missile issue noted.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) United States reaction to Gromyko's threats outlined on screen; administration noted continuing to counter allegations of disarray set off last week by firing of arms control agency director Eugene Rostow and fanned by wkend. stories that tentative agreement by USSR and United States arms negotiators had been rejected by both ntns. [Negotiator paul NITZE - denies Rostow's firing was victory for hardliners; feels confident in President's support of his efforts; calls for exploration of USSR proposals.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Walker, Hal

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