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Middle East / Peace Efforts / USSR -Iran Relations #120772

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Rick Inderfurth) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze's mtg. with Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini to discuss Iran-USSR relations reported; details given of response to Khomeini's earlier message to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev; scenes shown of meeting on Iranian TV. USSR 's withdrawal from Afghanistan recalled. Khomeini's statement that Iran does not need relations with west following pullout of west dipls. from Iran in wake of Khomeini's death threat against author Salman Rushdie recalled.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stmt. from national security advisor Brent Scowcroft about Shevardnadze-Khomeini meeting reported

Inderfurth, Rick;
Donaldson, Sam

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