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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control #98590

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1985
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz's United Nations address on United States-USSR arms control efforts recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York City) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze's address to United Nations General Assembly, focusing on President Reagan's Star Wars program, featured; scenes shown. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) cites offensive capability of Star Wars.] Shultz's reaction to Andrei Gromyko's United Nations speech last year recalled; Shevardnadze's relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. [United States negotiator Max KAMPELMAN - believes Shevardnadze will present new Soviet arms proposals to Reagan.] Shevardnadze mentioned dubbing Soviet proposal as "Star Peace."
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Athens, Tennessee) Reagan's response to Shevardnadze's proposal examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - anticipates discussing issue with foreign minister during their upcoming White House meeting] Basis of aides' political concerns for President's public image over issue considered. [REAGAN - denies having received Soviet arms offer or having rejected such offer.] Status of United States-USSR propaganda war discussed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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