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Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal #115455

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 09, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Signals from USSR that planned withdrawal from Afghanistan is on track reported Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Confirmation from Mikhail Gorbachev that troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will begin next month reported; scenes shown from Soviet TV. Receipt of communication from foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to Secretary of State George Shultz about conds. by which President Reagan would endorse peace accord noted. Status of Geneva agreement negotiated by UN
REPORTER:. Diego Cordovez detailed. [Carnegie Endowment Selig HARRISON - calls achievement remarkable.] Signing ceremony in Geneva anticipated; details given of agreement. [Islamic Revolutionary Mvt. spokesperson Mohammad Nabi SALEHI - discusses agreement.] Likelihood of fighting within Afghanistan after agreement examined.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Serafin, Barry

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