ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1983
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(Studio) Factors affecting tension in US-USSR relations examined. [Council on For. Relations professor Robert LEGVOLD - cites need for relevant US-USSR dialogue rather than reliance on rhetoric.] [Former ambassador Malcolm TOON - blames USSR for current state of US-USSR relations] [Institute for United States of America and Canada Studies in Moscow spokesperson Dr. Sergey PLEKHANOV - blames United States for situation.] Isolation of each society from the other discussed. [LEGVOLD - acknowledges different goals of each society for the world; elaborates.] Stance of each nation in Mideast cited as example; details given. [Prof. Seweryn BIALER - feels lack of direct US-USSR confrontation will be miracle; considers Lebanon and Iran likely sites.] Role of nuclear arms race in Soviet-American tension considered. [PLEKHANOV, Paul WARNKE - accuse each other of undermining arms talks.] Debate in United States over approach to USSR on trade, arms, etc. summarized.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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