ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on current status of arms control negotiations between United States and USSR examined; testimony of negotiators Paul Nitze, Edward Rowny noted. [Senators Paul TSONGAS, Alan CRANSTON, Charles PERCY - don't foresee arms control agreement in near future; are discouraged.] Committee `s questioning of Rowny about memo given Ken. Adelman, President Reagan's nominee as arms control agency director, considered.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
(DC) United States commitment to deployment of new missiles in Europe if arms control agreement is not reached discussed; USSR 's anticipated response discussed. Recent remarks of Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko recalled, quoted on screen. Hypothetical scenario offered by KGB member of arms delegation concerning USSR deployment of missiles in Cuba or Nicaragua noted; possibility of USSR deployment of missiles in eastern Siberia, targeted on Alaska and west United States considered. Cuban missile crisis recalled.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Studio) Anti-United States statement by USSR defense minister Dmitri Ustinov reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings