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US-USSR Relations / Pre-Summit Maneuvering #92973

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 31, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's attempt to regain initiative on arms control prior to upcoming summit with Mikhail Gorbachev by announcing his latest arms control proposals, to be presented at Geneva talks tomorrow, discussed; scenes shown. [REAGAN - claims his plan will reduce arms production; summarizes proposal; remains optimistic.] His interview today with Soviet journalists noted. [REAGAN - hopes for concrete achievements at summit.] [Tass reporter Gennadiy SHISHKIN - denies interview was significant.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Reagan's arms control proposal outlined on screen, discussed. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - remains committed to Star Wars.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - places responsibility for improved US-USSR relations on Sovs.] Shultz noted going to Moscow next week.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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