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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control Issues #115483

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Secretary of State George Shultz reported flying to Geneva to meet with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to discuss roadblocks to Senator ratification of INF treaty. Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Problems with treaty ratification reported [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says problems must be resolved prior to ratification.] [Senator Robert BYRD - says Sovs. should be candid.] Areas of contention with regard to INF treaty outlined on screen. State Department source quoted with regard to inevitability of conflict over treaty. [International Institute for Strategic Studies Hans BINNENDIJK - says Sovs. are trying to regain something that they lost during treaty process.] Hopes for Senator ratification prior to Moscow summit reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
Meserve, Jeanne

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