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NATO Summit / Bush Plan #122332

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) End of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit in Brussels, Belgium, noted. Report introduced.

(Bonn, West Germany: Brit Hume) President Bush's disarmament proposal at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) conference featured; details given of plan and its effect on West Germany's relations with United States and USSR . [BUSH - says it is a victory for the alliance.] Dvt. of Bush foreign policy as counter to initiatives by Mikhail Gorbachev noted. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says conventional forces initiative goes back to beginnings of administration]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Brussels, Belgium: Barrie Dunsmore) Ending of summit with something for everyone detailed; concerns of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Bush and Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher listed. [W. German government spokesperson Hans KLEIN - calls it a successful summit.] [THATCHER - says an arms control policy must never undermine our defense] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Manfred WOERNER - comments on summit.] Bush's performance as world leader noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Stmt. from Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze on Bush's proposal with regard to conventional arms mentioned.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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