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US-USSR Relations / Shevardnadze-Reagan Meeting #111318

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 15, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's White House meeting with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to work on arms control agreement examined; details given, scenes shown. Shevardnadze and Secretary of State George Shultz noted signing previously negotiated agreement designed to reduce risks of accidental nuclear war. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) is optimistic.] [REAGAN - agrees.] Mikhail Gorbachev's letter to Reagan, delivered by Shevardnadze, outlined on screen. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) is optimistic about summit possibilities.] Possible implications of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's exclusion from negotiations considered. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) praises day's progress.] [SHULTZ - describes atmosphere of talks.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Indications of effort here to remedy barriers to arms control agreement said include allowing several prominent dissidents to leave and improved human rights for Jews; details given, scenes shown. Mikhail Gorbachev's continuing problem with Afghanistan noted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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