ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 20, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Upcoming meeting between Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze in Geneva to continue discussion on intermediate-range (INF) treaty reported [State Department Charles REDMAN - says mtg. to deal with issues not yet resolved.] Completing treaty said priority for both sides, but verification issue said still causing problems. [On October 30, SHULTZ - says if treaty not achieved, will be kick in rear.] Issue of appearance in Congress by Mikhail Gorbachev reported [President REAGAN - says USSR has not asked to appear before Congress] [Senator Robert DOLE - hopes idea of Gorbachev address to Congress can be shelved.] Allowance of bilateral nuclear test site visits reported Progress and confusion prior to summit reiterated.
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