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NATO Summit / Bush Proposal #122292

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 29, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Brussels, Belgium: Brit Hume) Presentation by President Bush of his proposal for getting rid of conventional weapons featured; details given of Bush plan; scenes shown from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels, Belgium. [BUSH - says plan signals willingness to put USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev to the test.] Bush's call for accelerated deadline for completing arms talks with USSR in order to cool West Germany's eagerness for short-range missile talks detailed. [BUSH - says this proposal should give some leeway.] Reaction of West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Kohl to Bush plan noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Stmt. from Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady Gerasimov about Bush plan noted. Report introduced.

(Brussels, Belgium: John McWethy) Analysis of Bush's proposal outlined; details given of likely reductions by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and by Warsaw Pact.

(Studio: Peter Jennings , John McWethy) Problem of verifying mutual reductions by United States, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and USSR , Warsaw Pact forces explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings , Pierre Salinger) Growing rift between West German leaders Kohl and for. minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher over Bush plan noted; details given.

(Studio: Peter Jennings , Barrie Dunsmore) Reaction of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) delegations to Bush's radical proposal explained; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Bush's news conference tomorrow noted.

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
McWethy, John;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:06:50

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