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US-USSR Rel. / Summit / Shultz #106091

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 25, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Mtg. of Secretary of State George Shultz, NSC adviser Frank Carlucci and other officials with President Reagan to brief President on their trip to USSR reported [On NBC, SHULTZ - says there are limits to how long US will wait for summit.] Possible connection of USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev decision to make SDI/Star Wars concessions a condition for summit to US election cycle reported [On "This Wk.", CARLUCCI - says Gorbachev said he might have to deal with next administration; notes Sovs. changed their position on summit.] [SHULTZ - says no need to paint Gorbachev into corner.] [Senator Robert DOLE - says he doesn't care if Gorbachev comes or not.] [Senator Sam NUNN - says summit this year would premature.] Admin. belief that treaty on medium and shorter range missiles can be completed soon noted. Unlikelihood of summit since President won't budge on SDI/Star Wars noted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Meserve, Jeanne

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