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US-USSR Relations / Moscow Summit #114562

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Announcement by President Reagan of setting up of Moscow summit reported [REAGAN - says summit will be May 29-Jun. 2.] Mtg. of Reagan and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to discuss arms control issues reported [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says treaty may be done by summit time.] United States reported more cautious with regard to completion of treaty; tenets of strategic arms treaty outlined on screen. Congress battle over INF treaty reported; call from Senator Jesse Helms for secret sessions to discuss issue of whether or nor Sovs. will live up to INF agreement noted. President Richard Nixon's trip to USSR recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: John McWethy) Issue of signing of arms control agreement by Shevardnadze and Secretary of State George Shultz discussed. Summit between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev previewed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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