• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In Moscow, a senior Communist Party official has expressed strong doubts about the sincerity of the Reagan administration in seeking arms limitation.The first deputy chief of the party's International Department, Mr.Vadim Zagladin, said on Friday (20 November), however, that Soviet leaders would consider any constructive US proposals at this month's (November) talks on limiting medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe.

  • Description

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    SV INTERIOR Soviet Foreign Ministry officials seated on dais.
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    2.
    CU PULL BACK TO SV Hands riffling through Foreign Office report 'A Threat to Europe'.
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    3.
    CU Cameraman PULL BACK TO GV (voice over) Valentin Zagladin.
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    SV Newsmen & GV conference with dais in background (2 SHOTS)
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    5.
    SCU Zagladin speaking.
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    6.
    CUs Newsmen listening. (2 SHOTS)
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    7.
    GV Zagladin continues speaking.
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: In Moscow, a senior Communist Party official has expressed strong doubts about the sincerity of the Reagan administration in seeking arms limitation.The first deputy chief of the party's International Department, Mr.Vadim Zagladin, said on Friday (20 November), however, that Soviet leaders would consider any constructive US proposals at this month's (November) talks on limiting medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr.Zagladin spoke at a news conference in Moscow to mark the publication of a pamphlet setting out Soviet defence policy Reuters news agency described the 73-page booklet, entitled "The Threat to Europe", as an apparent response to a recent United States government booklet dealing with Soviet armaments.Reuters said Mr.Zagladin's remarks were much more conciliatory than recent Soviet press attacks, but reflected continuing skepticism about President Reagan's stated commitment to negotiations."
    Mr.Zagladin said that Washington, after years of pursuing military superiority, appeared to have chosen another path, as set down in President Reagan's major speech last week (16-20 November).Moscow, he said, wondered what had brought about this change of tone, and also if it was a sincere change of policy, or something else.

    Mr.Zagladin said that his study of the proposals coming out of Washington led him to believe Mr.Reagan's ideas were, in fact, that 'something else'.He considered President Reagan's offer as unreasonable, because the American leader was talking about unilateral reduction by Moscow, but the Soviet Union would not accept such a plan.Mr.Zagladin repeated the Soviet argument that it would expect Washington to include US forward-based systems in negotiations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMN1551Z3JGUIZXCREUO7D14I
    Media URN:
    VLVADMN1551Z3JGUIZXCREUO7D14I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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