Search the Archive

Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal #114986

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Signing of peace agreement by Afghanistan, Pakistan, USSR and United States in Geneva reported Report introduced.

(Geneva, Switzerland: Rick Inderfurth) Signing of UN-sponsored peace agreement featured; details given of roles of United States and USSR as guarantors of peace, scenes shown of Secretary of State George Shultz and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze signing pact. Tenets of pact outlined on screen. [SHULTZ - says now Afghan people can determine own fate.] [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says pact signals end of outside interference in Afghanistan's affairs.] Likely continuation of war in Afghanistan because of rebels' refusal to take part in talks noted. USSR troops reported now committed to withdrawal.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.