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Nuclear Arsenal / Bush Plan / USSR #137189

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bob Zelnick) Reaction of Soviet officials to President Bush's proposal to reduce the nuclear arsenal featured. [Deputy foreign minister Vladimir PETROVSKY - (thru translator) says USSR is ready to take steps towards disarmament.] US-USSR checklist for reductions outlined on screen. [Gorbachev adviser Igor MALESHENKO - comments.] President Mikhail Gorbachev said needing to talk to the republics before acting further.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Jim Wooten) The Congressional Democrats and the issue of a "peace dividend" in conjunction with Bush's call for nuclear reduction featured. [On Friday, BUSH - talks about "budget windfall."] [Representative David OBEY - calls for defense cuts.] [Senators Robert DOLE, John WARNER - back president.] Question raised of how politics will influence this weapons stand down.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim;
Zelnick, Bob

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