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US-USSR Relations / Summit #107334

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 09, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Mtgs. between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev on second day of summit reported; details given, scenes shown. Discussions on Afghanistan noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says USSR ready to withdraw from Afghanistan.] Establishment of working groups to discuss Afghanistan, START and SDI/Star Wars outlined on screen. Gorbachev said taking back admission that USSR was working on Star Wars program during his NBC interview. [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER, Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - discuss Reagan-Gorbachev mtgs.] Yesterday's signing of arms control treaty recalled. Issue of actual accomplishments at summit mtgs. noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - discusses Gorbachev's personality and complicated summit issues; refuses comment on substance of summit mtgs.; talks about expectations.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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