ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1985
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(Studio) Pres, Reagan reported canceling joint naval exercise with Australia and New Zealand after latter's Prime Min. David Lange twice denied permission for port call of nuclear-powered United States ship; his campaign promise to keep New Zealand nuclear free recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Lange's demand that United States guarantee lack of nuclear weapons aboard ships putting in there and standard United States policy noted. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - notes seriousness of situation.] Possibility of US withdrawing from Anzus treaty with Australia and New Zealand mentioned. US concern that other allies will follow New Zealand's lead discussed; Japan's current approach described. Reagan administration said worried that Australia will change its policy; Australian Prime Min. Robt James Lee Hawke mentioned here this week.
REPORTER: John McWethy
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