ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 01, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of President Reagan in Brussels, Belgium, for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting reported Report introduced
(Brussels, Belgium: Pierre Salinger) Europe's concern about impact of US-USSR arms treaties on Europe featured; details given, scenes shown. Complex defense problems for European ntns. reported posed by INF treaty signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Reagan. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) conference aims of Great Britain detailed; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's concerns about threat of USSR explained. [THATCHER - says nuclear-free Europe would not be a war-free Europe.] West Germany's concern about consequences of treaty detailed. [German parliament member Volker RUEHE - says short-range missiles in Germany can only be used on German soil.] Participation of French president in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit reported [President Francois MITTERRAND - (thru translator) says summit must determine disarmament policy.] Issue of cooperation between France-W. Germany noted. [French Institution of For. Relations spokesperson Pierre LELLOUCHE - says France no longer American protectorate.] USSR 's campaign to soften European public opinion detailed; scenes shown. Role of conference in determining defense dangers in Europe discussed.