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US-USSR Relations / Geneva Talks #106427

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 15, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) US-USSR summit meeting between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. Report introduced.

(Geneva, Switzerland: Rick Inderfurth) Arrival of chief United States arms negotiator Max Kampelman here for completion of medium-range (INF) missile treaty reported [KAMPELMAN - says he hopes to finish talks with USSR representative Yuli Vorontsov.] One issue to be resolved noted to be verification. [KAMPELMAN - says verification is necessary if treaty is to be ratified by Senator] Verification issues outlined onscreen. [KAMPELMAN, VORONTSOV - hope to complete work before summit.] Possibility discussed of further high- level mtgs. prior to summit between Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR 's Eduard Shevardnadze if treaty not ironed out now.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stmts. by Vorontsov that he and Kampelman would be fired if they don't reach agreement and by Shultz that he would be kicked in the rear if he and Shevardnadze did not reach agreement reported

Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick

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