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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Inf Treaty / Moscow #115728

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 21, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) President Reagan reported pressing Senator to ratify INF treaty prior to his summit meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev. Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Conservative Senators reported tieing up process to delay approval of INF treaty. [Voice of REAGAN - hopes Senator will consent to INF treaty.] [On CNN, White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says it will be tightsqueeze to complete ratification before Reagan goes to Moscow.] [Senator Jesse HELMS - comments.] START agreement to reduce long- range arms said not likely to be part of summit; other smaller arms control agreements discussed. Photo opportunity nature of Moscow summit examined.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Preparations in Moscow for president visit reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Cleaning up of city shown. [MAN - (thru translator) says it's nice to see American president coming.] [PEOPLE - (thru translator) explain plans for upcoming visit.] Scenes shown of American embassy. [Ambassador's wife Rebecca MATLOCK - discusses dinner plans.] TV preparations shown.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Topic and guests for tomorrow's "This Wk." mentioned.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Rodgers, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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