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Geneva Talks / Soviets Walk #81795

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1983
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(Studio) USSR said to have broken off arms control negotiations with US, after West Germany approved deployment of missiles there. Arrival of US planes in West Germany carrying parts of Pershing IIs shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Geneva, Switzerland) Walkout by USSR team shown. (Translator for USSR negotiator Yuli KVITSINSKY - says present round of negotiations discontinued.] Street protest of USSR walkout shown. [American Negotiator Paul NITZE - hopes USSR will resume talks.] Future of talks considered.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Studio) West diplomats in Moscow said thinking Sovs. may stay away from talks until after 1984 president election.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Admin. said minimizing significance of walkout. [President REAGAN - discounts likelihood of nuclear conflict, so long as deterrents are in place.] United States said to wait for Sovs. to change minds. [Senator Sam NUNN - believes Sovs. will return as it is in their interest.] Admin. said gleeful that missiles are entering Europe despite Soviet efforts to contrary. Situation termed major American victory.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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