There are many other challenges facing the United States.
GV EXTERIOR Building. Bush and Suzuki come out and cross courtyard
LV Courtyard & Guard of Honour
GV Bush and Suzuki pass Guard of Honour and stand in front of Japanese and American Flags. PAN to Bush & Suzuki
GV Bush being introduced to dignitaries
GV Bush & Suzuki cross courtyard
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LV INTERIOR Conference Hall. Bush & others walk to their seats
GV Bush standing behind microphone
SCU Bush speaking
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Background: There are many other challenges facing the United States. President Reagan is committed to arms reduction. He is willing to explore all reasonable and verifiable approaches to the question of how to reduce the world's arsenal of nuclear weapons. His zero optimum proposal of last November was the single most sincere and dramatic overture to the Soviet Union in a long time. He has been earnest and aggressive in pursuing the cause with the Soviet but there has been a good deal of confusion and misunderstanding on this matter. No one is more interested in maintaining peace between the Soviet Union and the United States than President Reagan. He seeks no confrontation, he seeks to reduce tension, tension caused in no small part by the Soviet's international behaviour.