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Afghanistan / US-USSR Role #114912

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by President Reagan that United States and USSR will sign agreement to guarantee that neither nation will interfere in Afghanistan after USSR troop withdrawal reported; plans for Secretary of State George Shultz to sign pact in Geneva noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Reagan's pronouncements on Afghanistan featured. [REAGAN - says Afghan people can count on our continued support.] Agreement outlined on screen; continuation of fight between Afghan rebels and puppet government leader Najibullah described. [SHULTZ - says United States will continue to support people previously supported.] US-Pakistan agreement not to interfere in Afghanistan's affairs detailed. [Senator Gordon HUMPHREY - says pipeline to Afghan resistance will be threatened.] Main concern of administration reported to be Soviet troop withdrawal.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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