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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #92484

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 06, 1985
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko reported preparing for tomorrow's arms talks in Geneva, Switzerland.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Geneva, Switzerland) Gromyko said focusing on President Reagan's Star Wars defense initiative; films shown. [GROMYKO - hopes to discuss prevention of arms race in space with Shultz.] [SHULTZ - looks forward to beginning arms control process.] Implications of United States delegation makeup, include presence of national security adviser Robert McFarlane, noted. [SHULTZ - thinks senior level of team indicates Reagan's seriousness.] Actual negotiating team meeting with Sovs. reported comprised of Shultz, McFarlane, Paul Nitze and amb. Arthur Hartman.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Possible USSR response to United States adamancy about Reagan's Star Wars plan discussed; propaganda loss suffered by Sovs. following last year `s walkout from arms talks recalled. Gromyko's probable approach with Shultz considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson, Pierre Salinger

Donaldson, Sam;
McWethy, John;
Salinger, Pierre

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