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US-Russia Relations / Bush-Yeltsin Meeting / POW Issue #141809

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 16, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) The summit meeting between President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin featured; details given of their nuclear arms agreement. [In the Rose Garden, BUSH - announces agreement to eliminate ICBMs and reduce other nuclear weapons.] Issue of United States aid to help Russia restore its economy noted. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) talks about possibility of American soldiers being held.] [Senator John McCAIN - says aid package should be suspended until all captives come home.] [BUSH - comments on prisoners of war issues.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on Americans missing in action since World War II cited.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) The prisoners of war issue, including the possibility of Americans from the Vietnam war being held in Russia, examined. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) comments.] [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - says there is no evidence of POWs.] Information in Yeltsin's letter last Friday about Korean war POWs and United States airmen captured during the Cold War of the 1950s outlined.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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