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Venice Economy Summit #109635

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Venice, Italy: Sam Donaldson) Conclusion of economy summit here and lack of substantive results examined; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - considers conference fine.] Summit's final communique, read by Prime Min. Amintore Fanfani, outlined; Reagan's failure to accomplish his goals said due to his failure to bring issues before summit. [Treasury Secretary James BAKER - acknowledges agriculture issue wasn't raised.] Reagan's news conf. tomorrow announced.

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Pierre Salinger) British foreign secretary's description and President Francois Mitterrand's definition of summit quoted; gains of summit's outcome for Mitterrand, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher, Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone and Amintore Fanfani reviewed. Summit's concern with United States policy in Persian Gulf noted.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Status of United States naval presence in Gulf and Kuwait's anticipation of protection agreement with United States examined; details given, scenes shown. USS Waddell and USS Fox's protection of other ships, and USSR naval presence described.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reagan's reticence on Persian Gulf during summit noted. [Chief of staff Howard BAKER - cites unity of summit participants; discusses administration's failure to get allied help in Persian Gulf.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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