ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 26, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.
(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Possible breakthrough in United States-USSR arms control process with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's concession on United States-controlled Pershing missiles based there reported; details given, scenes shown. [KOHL - (thru translator) announces his new position.] ["Frankfurt Rundschau" chief editor Werner HOLZER - notes Kohl's previous position made West Germany the scapegoat if Geneva arms talks failed.] [Soviet deputy foreign minister Vladimir PETROVSKY - cites potential importance of Kohl's move.] Tass' opposite statement outlined. [Institute for Strategic Studies director Dr. Robert O'NEILL - feels conditions Kohl has set for following through are formidable.] Kohl's prerequisites outlined.
(Los Angeles, California: Sam Donaldson) Admin.'s public response to Kohl's offer featured; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - claims Kohl removed Soviet's artificial obstacle to arms control agreement.] [National security adviser Frank CARLUCCI - denies United States pressure on Kohl.] [Senator Albert GORE, Conservative Caucus spokesperson Howard PHILLIPS - disagree on Kohl's proposal.] Reagan's anti-Soviet rhetoric today outlined. [REAGAN - attacks USSR actions in Afghanistan and Central America.]