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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #92447

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 04, 1985
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(Studio) Europe's expectations for Monday's Geneva meeting between United States and USSR noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz noted briefing Congress leaders today in effort to win bipartisan backing on Shultz's Geneva talks with USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko; White House photos shown. [Senator Robert BYRD, Representative Dante FASCELL, Representative Robert MICHEL - express bipartisan support for President's efforts.] [Senator Robert DOLE - notes Shultz's opposition to agreeing to USSR demand to halt President's Star Wars concept.] Voice of America mentioned broadcasting Dole's position to USSR today.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) "Pravda's" commitment to ending Star Wars program quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) General USSR attitude toward arms negotiations with United States examined; films shown. [WOMAN - hopes United States offers acceptable approach.] Mikhail Gorbachev's recent visit to England and implications of his remarks there for arms negotiations considered; basis of Soviet concerns explained ["Izvestia" editor Vikenti MATVEEV - notes USSR can't afford econ. risk of space weapons.]
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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