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Baker Trips / USSR / Kazakhstan / Israel #136920

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 15, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Map shown tracing route of visit by Secretary of State James Baker to what is left of the USSR .

(Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan: State Department: John McWethy) Baker's travels to republic of Kazakhstan to meet with its President Nursultan Nazarbayev, now considered one of the most powerful men in the Soviet union, featured; scenes shown. [NAZARBAYEV - (thru translator) says Russia cannot be allowed to control the nuclear weapons.] Baker's interest in how power will be shared between the republics and the central government noted. [BAKER - talks about the changes in the USSR .] Baker's upcoming trip to Israel and the Middle East noted.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) Israeli government's bitter reactions to President Bush's administration examined; details given of hard-liners' attacks on Bush's attempts to delay American guarantees of loans to Israel for immigrant absorption. [Cabinet minister Rehavam ZEEVI - criticizes Bush.] [On "This Week with David Brinkley", Israeli defense minister Moshe ARENS - comments on Zeevi's statements.] View that Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir remains confident he can keep building settlements and get the loan guarantees noted. Baker's job of getting a Middle East peace conference going assessed.

McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean;
Simpson, Carole

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