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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Inf Treaty #115861

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 28, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Ratification of INF treaty between United States and USSR recalled; scenes shown of White House chief of staff Howard Baker displaying documents to be taken to Finland. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Ratification of INF treaty by Soviet presidium reported; scenes shown of presidium vote. [Soviet defense minister Marshal Dmitri YAZOV - (thru translator) says United States will eliminate its medium-range missiles in Europe.] [On Moscow street, GRANDMOTHER, MAN - (thru translator) urge ntns. to try for peace.] Saint scenes shown. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - comments on human rights issue.] USSR reported threatening to slow pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan unless United States and Pakistan cut off aid to Afghan guerrillas.] Possibility that Mikhail Gorbachev will use summit to set tone for his relationship with next United States president noted.

Rodgers, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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