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US-USSR Rel. / Summit #106322

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 01, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) President Reagan's confidence that medium and shorter- range missile treaty between United States and USSR will be signed soon reported Upcoming negotiations with Senator for treaty ratification noted. [On "This Wk.", Senator Richard LUGAR - says ratification may be difficult.] Admin.'s warning that failure to ratify could muddy future dealings noted. [National Sec. Adviser Frank CARLUCCI - says this is good treaty.] Treaty on strategic arms noted priority of both United States and USSR with the main problem being Reagan's SDI/Star Wars. Animation shown. [Assistant Secretary of State Rozanne RIDGWAY - says Soviet position on SDI/Star Wars has been changing.] [Ex-National Sec. Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - predicts compromise.] Complexity of START treaty being discussed by Reagan and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev cited.

Donaldson, Sam;
Meserve, Jeanne

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