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US-USSR Relations / Pre-Summit Maneuvering #92816

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 24, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan's effort to regain public relations control in pre-summit maneuvering with USSR described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York City) President's address to United Nations General Assembly, attended by USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze among others, featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - anticipates fresh start with Mikhail Gorbachev during next month's Geneva summit; criticizes USSR occupation of Afghanistan.] His proposal for ending Soviet presence in 5 regional conflicts (listed) outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - believes USSR proposal to cut nuclear arsenal is worthy of consideration.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(New York City) Shevardnadze's public relations counterattack, in his United Nations speech, examined; scenes shown. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) notes USSR proposes ban on space weapons; challenges United States to arms control agreement; questions validity of Reagan administration's interpretation of ABM treaty.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - praises United States allies' support of Reagan's position on anti-ballistic missile treaty.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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