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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Assessment #116273

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 02, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London, England: Sam Donaldson) Summing up by President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev of their Moscow summit experience featured; details given, scenes shown from Kremlin. [REAGAN - comments on summit; calls Gorbachevs friends.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says progress of summit moving too slowly.] Official good-bye reported delivered by Andrei Gromyko at airport; scenes shown from airport; national security advisor Colin Powell shown. Reagan's meeting in Great Britain with Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher reported; scenes shown. White House assessment on summit detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of West Europe media to summit reported Report introduced.

(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Report by Secretary of State George Shultz to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies on Moscow summit detailed; scenes shown from Brussels, Belgium. [SHULTZ -says US-USSR relations are better.] [Ex-British foreign secretary David OWEN - says Reagan has done well.] Review of Europe's response to Reagan's USSR policy through the 1980s detailed; scenes shown. [OWEN - says Europeans underestimate Reagan and have begun to realize that Reagan, as well as Gorbachev, has done well.] Scenes shown from Moscow summit.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Gorbachev's response to Reagan's mtgs. with Jewish "refuseniks" and dissidents during summit visit featured; scenes shown of Gorbachev's meeting with leftists and peace groups from around world. [American Indian activist Antony GONZALEZ - refers to racism in American] [Reverend William Sloane COFFIN - discusses American homeless.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says USSR will not accept advice on how to run own affairs.] Gorbachev shown autographing his book, "Perestroika", for Indian activist Leonard Peltier and receiving other gifts from group. Gorbachev's public complaints about summit's missed opportunities on arms control detailed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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