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US-USSR Relations / Gorbachev Visit #110978

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 23, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) "Los Angeles Times" reported claiming Mikhail Gorbachev is attending United Nations General Assembly session next month followed by summit with President Reagan to either negotiate arms control agreement and/or sign one.

(Santa Barbara, California: Sheilah Kast) State Department's response to paper's report outlined on screen; scenes shown. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Helmut SONNENFELDT - notes public relations advantage for Gorbachev of attending UN session.] Arms control issues expected on agenda of Secretary of State George Shultz's September meeting with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reviewed. [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace spokesperson Dimitri SIMES - expects Sovs. to send trial balloon regarding arms control.] Reagan's major speech on E.-W. relations mentioned scheduled for Wednesday

Donaldson, Sam;
Kast, Sheilah

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