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Paris Summit #92995

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 04, 1985
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(Studio) Mikhail Gorbachev's latest attack on President Reagan's Star Wars noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) Gorbachev's joint press conference with President Francois Mitterrand featured; scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) discusses Reagan's deceptive attitude.] Mitterrand's comments on Star Wars and space weapon development in general outlined. [MITTERRAND - (thru translator) cites need to halt arms race in space before arms reduction can proceed, France's refusal to participate in space weapons development] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) suggests arms negotiations cannot continue if space weapons development isn't halted; dismisses Reagan's latest analysis of Soviet arms proposals as frivolous.] Mitterrand's rejection of Gorbachev's proposal yesterday calling for negotiations of French nuclear missile status mentioned. [MITTERRAND - (thru translator) doesn't consider it a negotiating point] Gorbachev's response to inquiries about Soviet Jewry and dissident Andrei Sakharov quoted; his handling of media considered. Implications for Gorbachev-Reagan summit next month of Soviet leader's failure to win Mitterrand's total repudiation of United States arms positions cited.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers, Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) [REAGAN - responds to Gorbachev's attacks on his Star Wars program.] [Former arms negotiator Paul NITZE - announces release of State Department book on USSR space weapons research.] Book's claims outlined, discussed. [Assistant defense secretary Richard PERLE - claims USSR is possibly violating 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty.] [Brookings Institution spokesperson Paul STARES - believes both United States and USSR are violating treaty.]
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth

Reporter(s):
Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter;
Salinger, Pierre
Duration:
00:05:50

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