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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control #108407

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 06, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Significance of Secretary of State George Shultz's upcoming Moscow, USSR , meeting with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze for arms control agreement cited.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) President Reagan's White House meeting today with arms control negotiators said illustrating his continued campaign to appear in control of administration; White House photograph shown. [National security adviser Frank CARLUCCI - announces Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting] [Negotiator Max KAMPELMAN - denies Reagan's effort is meant to regain popularity pts. lost due to Iran arms scandal.] [REAGAN - denies he's marking time until end of term.] [Chief of staff Howard BAKER - hopes for arms control progress.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Unusualness of President's comments en route to Camp David noted.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Factors underlying USSR cooperativeness at this point examined; details given, scenes shown. [Soviet expert John STEINBRUNER - notes Pershing missiles in Europe threatening USSR ; explains halt to Soviet demand that SDI/Star Wars be linked.] Role played by Iran arms scandal and Tower commission report noted. [Soviet diplomacy Vitaly CHERKIN - feels they can deal with Reagan administration] Mikhail Gorbachev's domestic political pressures considered.

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
Zelnick, Bob

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