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Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal #115410

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Appearance by Mikhail Gorbachev on Soviet television to explain plan for withdrawal of USSR troops from Afghanistan reported

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Results of Gorbachev's meeting with Afghan leader Najibullah in Tashkent, Uzbekistan featured. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says Pakistan and Afghanistan will come to an agreement and US and USSR will be guarantors.] Reasons for stalling of Geneva talks on Afghanistan detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of Reagan administration to news noted; statement by White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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