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Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal #113689

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 06, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. of representatives of Afghan rebels and Soviet forces reported; likelihood that Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan will discuss what happens after Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan at their meeting noted. Report introduced.

(UN: John McWethy) Issue of positions of Gorbachev and United States on Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan reported [Carnegie Endowment Selig HARRISON - says Gorbachev will ask Reagan and President-elect George Bush to get behind UN initiative for negotiations in Afghanistan.] Belief that Soviet-backed regime of Najibullah will fall after withdrawal stated; details given of likely power struggle that will result in new Islamic government afterwards; scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:02:20

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