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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control, Summit #111279

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 13, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported arriving here today for talks with Secretary of State George Shultz and President Reagan this week in possible anticipation of arms control agreement and Reagan-Gorbachev summit; details given, scenes shown. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) comments; acknowledges bearing letter to Reagan from Mikhail Gorbachev.] "Washington Post" said claiming President has rejected Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's hard- line proposals on arms control. [Courtesy CBS, SHULTZ - denies Reagan's becoming conciliatory.]

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Proposed arms control agreement and its possible affection United States-USSR nuclear arsenals discussed. [Rand Corporation spokesperson Ted WARNER - notes proposal's limitations.] [Ambassador Jack MENDELSOHN - considers agreement politically significant.] [Harvard professor Albert CARNESALE - agrees.] [Former CIA director William COLBY - notes importance of verification issue.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Shultz reported claiming Senator will be briefed if agreement is reached; details given. Senator Sam Nunn's demands mentioned.

Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick;
Meserve, Jeanne

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