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US-USSR Relations / Pre-Summit Maneuvering #92793

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York City) Pre-summit maneuvering of President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev discussed; scenes shown. Reagan's luncheon with leaders such as Shimon Peres, Margaret Thatcher and Yasuhiro Nakasone featured; Nicaraguan leader Dan. Ortega mentioned elsewhere in the city. [REAGAN - supports UN.] Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar mentioned, shown. President's later mtgs. with Thatcher, Rajiv Gandhi and Zia ul-Haq noted. Expected reception by President for Ortega and USSR foreign minister at his dinner tonight described; Eduard Shevardnadze thought meeting privately with President President's scheduled speech to United Nations General Assembly tomorrow, calling for USSR to leave Afghanistan but not four United States-backed guerrillas to leave Nicaragua, previewed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Sofia, Bulgaria) Gorbachev's meeting with Warsaw Pact leaders here to prepare for summit with Reagan examined; his arms control proposals outlined on screen, discussed. [MAN - thinks Gorbachev will propose peace, doubts Reagan's policies.] Criticism here of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's claims that USSR has violated Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Studio) Reagan's United Nations speech coverage announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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