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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #92063

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
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(Studio) Recent agreement reached between USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko and Secretary of State George Shultz on future arms talks recalled; possible implications of today's remarks by Gromyko during Moscow news conf. considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Moscow, USSR ) Gromyko's warning of need to resolve space weapons issue before arms control talks proceed examined. [GROMYKO - (thru translator) claims all future arms reduction negotiations depend on resolving Star Wars issue.] His description of talks with Shultz quoted. [GROMYKO - (thru translator) thought discussions with Shultz were tense.] His ridicule of President Reagan's Star Wars concept mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(DC) [Courtesy NBC, SHULTZ - responds to Gromyko's attitude.] [Courtesy CBS, Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - disagrees with need for linkage.] Public ambiguity among administration members over linkage issue explained. Future course of arms negotiations considered.
REPORTER: Dennis Troute

(Studio) Gromyko said claiming to have warned Shultz that new arms talks will be jeopardized by continued deployment of new United States cruise and Pershing II missiles in West Europe.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Rodgers, Walter;
Troute, Dennis

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