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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #92500

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 07, 1985
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(Studio) United States and USSR reported beginning arms negotiations here today.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Geneva, Switzerland) Apparent atmosphere in initial mtgs. between Secretary State George Shultz and foreign minister Andrei Gromyko examined; films shown. United States negotiating team of Shultz, Paul Nitze, Robert McFarlane, Jack Matlock and Arthur Hartman and Soviet delegation comprised of Gromyko, Anatoly Dobrynin, Georgi Kornienko, Viktor Karpov and translator shown. Shultz's reticence with media cited.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Geneva, Switzerland) [GROMYKO and SHULTZ - joke with each other.] Soviet progress on derailing United States space weapons program said undetermined; possibility of another United States-USSR meeting this spring considered.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Soviet media's coverage of Geneva talks examined; films shown. [Soviet REPORTER - (thru translator) questions United States intentions, willingness to negotiate.] Tass criticism of Reagan's Star Wars proposal quoted. Pol. cartoons affecting public opinion shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Rodgers, Walter;
Salinger, Pierre

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