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USSR / Baker Visit / Nuclear Weapons #132690

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 15, 1991
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John McWethy) Secretary of State James Baker's mission to USSR as the old empire collapses featured; scenes shown of his arrival. [Russian foreign minister Andrei KOZYREV - explains why the republics are seeking diplomatic recognition.] [BAKER - says President Bush will not get involved in political issues.] United States concern about nuclear weapons in the republics noted. [On Soviet TV, Ukrainian President Leonid KRAVCHUK - (thru translator) talks about weapons and control.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Soviet nuclear weapons and the United States hope to get them destroyed examined. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", deputy Secretary of State Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - says United States must help USSR destroy its nuclear stockpile.] Map shown of long-range missile locations. [Harvard Center for Science and International Affairs Ashton CARTER - talks about short-range weapons.] Concern that out-of-work Soviet nuclear experts could be lured to nations such as Libya or North Korea noted; suggestions about what to do with these experts outlined. [Senator Sam NUNN - comments.] United States need to act quickly while the republics are willing to cooperate mentioned.

Reporter(s):
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:05:00

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