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US-Russia Relations / Arms Control Treaty / Signing #144199

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 03, 1993
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) President Bush shown in Paris meeting with French President Francois Mitterrand to discuss the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

(Moscow: Jim Wooten) The signing of the START II arms control agreement by Presidents Bush and Boris Yeltsin featured; scenes shown of the ceremony in Moscow. [BUSH - says it is a noble mission; adds that President-elect Bill Clinton is committed to these arms reductions.] [YELTSIN - (thru translator) calls it a significant event.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Likelihood that Congress will approve the accord noted.

(Moscow: David Ensor) The question as to whether Yeltsin can get the START treaty ratified and then paid for examined. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) admits part of the deputies of the Supreme Soviet are against the treaty.] Yeltsin's recent political problems and the position of the Ukraine on its nuclear weapons reviewed. [Russian deputy foreign minister Grigory BERDENNIKOV - comments.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Statement from Yeltsin that he has asked to meet with Clinton as soon as possible reported.

(Washington: Barrie Dunsmore) The reduction of the Russian and American nuclear arsenals by the treaty examined; various missiles shown; concessions made by the United States outlined. [Former assistant Secretary of Defense Richard PERLE - comments.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Ensor, David;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Wooten, Jim

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