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US-USSR Relations / Start Talks #81162

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1983
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(Studio) USSR , indicating possible new arms reduction proposals, said threatening to halt Geneva START talks if United States missiles are deployed in West Europe as scheduled; Leonid Zamyatin, Soviet spokesperson, mentioned making such statement in West Germany today.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Anticipated new USSR arms reduction proposal, include suggestion by Yuri Andropov, examined, illustrated on screen. [Bundestag member Egon BAHR - is convinced USSR won't accept partial deployment.] Bahr's prognosis should NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) proceed with plan outlined; anticipated change in E.-W. relations compared to that during Cuban missile crisis.
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

(DC) Assessment here of new USSR proposal considered; upcoming meeting between West German foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and USSR counterpart Andrei Gromyko thought vehicle to present Moscow's final offer to West Reagan administration `s perception of Genscher mentioned. Implications of situation for international pols. considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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