ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(W. Germany: Rick Inderfurth) Impact on Europe of United States-USSR intermediate-range missile treaty to be signed at summit meeting featured. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Lord CARRINGTON - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) backs agreement.] Impending destruction of United States Pershing missiles hidden in West Germany, United States cruise missiles in Europe and Soviet nuclear warheads reported; scenes shown. [W. Germany deputy defense minister Lothar RUEHL - says missile treaty good for West security] Response of anti-nuclear opponents to deployment of United States missiles in Europe reported [Green party member Hartmut BAUME - marched so missiles would be abolished.] Feeling of anxiety in West Europe reported [Research Institution for International Affairs spokesperson Gebhard SCHWEIGLER - fears Sovs.'conventional weapons.] Fear of further denuclearization of Europe noted. [French Institution for International Relations spokesperson Pierre LELLOUCHE - says absence of nuclear weapons increase chances of war.] Fear of retreat in United States's defense commitment to Europe reported [French for. ministry spokesperson Benoit D'ABBOVILLE - says United States won't maintain conventional forces without nuclear protection.] United States assurances to Europe noted. [United States NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) commander John GALVIN - discusses nuclear weapons in Europe.] Issue of incr. European military cooperation noted. [CARRINGTON - says Europeans trying to strengthen own defense] Role of nuclear weapons in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) history reported