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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Human Rights #115878

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Soviet response to President Reagan's emphasis on human rights issues featured; details given, scenes shown of demonstration by Soviet Jewish "refuseniks." [MAN - says he has been refused chance to emigrate.] Reagan reported raising 14 human rights cases with Gorbachev, who called for joint commission to investigate human rights violations. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) says they don't like someone from outside telling them how to live.] Sovs. reported hosting American Indian activists in Moscow in order to learn about American human rights problems. [On NBC, Soviet Institution of United States of America and Canada spokesperson Georgi ARBATOV - says summit should deal with disarmament and weapons cuts.] Mtg. of Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to discuss arms control issues reported; scenes shown. Arms proposals outlined on screen. [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - comments on summit agenda.] Second day of talks previewed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Rodgers, Walter

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