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US-USSR Summit #313551

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Secretary of State George Shultz reported flying to Geneva, Switzerland, to work out verification problems of proposed treaty with USSR . Shultz reported to be meeting with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to rescue nuclear treaty. Treaty said scheduled for signing at United States-USSR summit in Washington, DC if Sovs. provide list of missiles to be destroyed. Congress protesting USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's addressing Congress mentioned. White House reported denying it ever asked Gorbachev to speak but is willing to work out plan if President Reagan is accorded similar courtesy in USSR .

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tooele, UT: John Blackstone) Utah chemical warfare storage facility tour by Soviet officials reported; details given, scenes shown. Sovs. noted invited years ago but refusing to allow Americans a tour of their facilities. [Soviet arms negotiator Yuri NAZAKIN - says feelings have changed.] More USSR teams mentioned touring United States facilities. [Arms control expert William POTTER - says United States never really expected USSR to accept proposal and was unprepared for the Sovs. looking at everything.] Scenes shown of tour. [Representative John PORTER - says United States needs to gradually develop trust with USSR .] USSR visitors reported shown Defense Department tape of stock-piled weapons being dismantled and destroyed. Heinous nature of chemical weapons discussed.

Blackstone, John;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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