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US-USSR Relations / Malta Summit / Weather / Proposals #120164

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 02, 1989
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(Malta: Peter Jennings) Stormy weather on Malta noted causing suspension of Malta summit meeting between President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Report introduced.

(Malta: Brit Hume) First meeting of the two leaders in a cruise ship hallway featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - comments.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) makes quip about ships and weather.] Highlights of Bush's proposals at Malta outlined on screen: arms control, trade issues, Soviet human rights and Central American Scenes shown of impact of weather on naval launch.

(Malta: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Malta: Jim Laurie) The Soviet view of summit examined; scenes shown of discussion table on Soviet cruiser Maxim Gorky. Highlights of Soviet proposals on E. Europe, Soviet economy reform given. [Soviet minister of foreign affairs Vitaly CHURKIN - discusses idea of summit meeting of European leaders to analyze change.] [Soviet United States affairs advisor Andrei KOKOSHKIN - comments on perestroika.] Sovs. noted willing to extend talks till Monday due to weather problems.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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