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NATO and Missiles / Bush #122167

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 21, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) President Bush reported defending his approach to USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev recent initiatives. Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Kathleen deLaski) Rift in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) over how to handle short- range missile modernization featured; details given of West Germany's rejection of United States proposal. [BUSH - says he will be prudent and cautious.] Refusal of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher to negotiate with USSR to eliminate short-range nuclear weapons 855

in Europe noted. [BUSH - says he has tried to work out allies' problem.] [French President Francois MITTERRAND - (thru translator) comments on quest for common answer.] West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported sending letter to Bush tomorrow.

Donaldson, Sam;
deLaski, Kathleen

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