ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Significance of foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze's continued public comments on USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan discussed; details given, scenes shown. Shevardnadze quoted on screen. Afghan President Najibullah's promise of cease-fire to rebels outlined; size of USSR presence in area and its political dilemma similar to that experienced by United States in Vietnam mentioned.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Size of USSR presence in Afghanistan following latest troop withdrawal noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - dismisses sincerity of Soviet pullout.] Admin.'s private analysis of Mikhail Gorbachev's Afghan policy outlined. [Afghani resistance spokesperson Eshan-Jan AREEF - rejects Gorbachev's conditional withdrawal.]
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