ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 03, 1985
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(Studio) Conclusion of negotiations on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II agreement recalled. Contd. arms development since then noted. Issue of weapons in space said to be important to upcoming talks in Geneva, Switzerland, between Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Details given with regard to arms development by both United States and Sovs. leading to development of space weapons systems. Films shown. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - comments.] Weinberger's comments noted made on television show, "This Week with David Brinkley." [Former Defense Secretary Robert McNAMARA - comments.] Graphics and animation shown. [President science adviser George KEYWORTH - comments.] [McNAMARA - comments.] Gromyko's comments with regard to Star Wars, during meeting with President Reagan in September quoted; film shown. [Arms control expert Michael KREPON - comments.] Expected discussions with regard to Star Wars in Geneva outlined. Conflicting views about potential success of system noted. [WEINBERGER - comments.] [KREPON - comments.] Reagan's plans with regard to Star Wars in discussions with Sovs. mentioned.
REPORTER: John McWethy