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US-USSR Rel. / Summit #106145

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported on way to United States to offer surprise reversal of recent refusal by USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev to set summit date. [USSR foreign ministry Gennady GERASIMOV - says it is better to have meeting of leaders sooner.] Shevardnadze's upcoming mtgs. with Secretary of State George Shultz and President Reagan noted. Letter from Gorbachev quoted on signing of intermediate-range missile treaty and agreeing to summit without preconditions on SDI/Star Wars. [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - says we'll wait and see what foreign minister brings with him.] During West Point visit, Reagan noted reissuing summit invitation. [REAGAN - says he'll welcome Gorbachev when he is ready to visit United States.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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