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US-USSR Relations / Geneva Talks #313594

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Geneva, Switzerland: Tom Fenton) Secretary of State George Shultz shown greeting USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze. [SHULTZ - says talks have been constructive.] Verification problems reported hindering arms talk's progress; Defense Department tape shown. Difficulty in reaching agreement in Geneva mentioned as possible indication of increase power struggle in USSR . [Soviet affairs expert Martin McCAULEY - says general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev is obviously not totally in control of situation.] Recent firing of Moscow, USSR , communist party leader Boris Yeltsin reviewed; scenes shown. Gorbachev said losing edge while Politburo increase power. [President REAGAN - iterates verification aspects of any treaty he signs.] Neither leader reported negotiating from position of strength.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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