CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Brussels, Belgium: Bill McLaughlin) Secretary of State George Shultz's apparent success in reaching possible agreement on arms control treaty in his Moscow talks with Mikhail Gorbachev and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze examined; details given, scenes shown. [SHULTZ - anticipates accord soon.] Issues not yet agreed on listed. [SHULTZ - cites lack of agreement on espionage issue.] Secretary mentioned meeting with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) counterparts here to discuss his Moscow agenda.
(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Shultz's visit here and implications for United States-USSR relations reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Tass coverage compared to State Department's refusal to do so. Shevardnadze's comment quoted. Shultz's participation in Russian Orthodox Mass and Passover seder, visit to grave of censored writer Boris Pasternak and later open discussion of incidents recalled. [SHULTZ - cites significance of his agenda for "glasnost."] Historical significance of his agenda considered.
(Studio: Dan Rather) [In California, chief of staff Howard BAKER - is optimistic over possibility of arms control agreement and 2nd summit.]
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Basis of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies' concern over arms control proposals of Gorbachev and United States explained; details outlined on screen. [Former undersecretary state Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - questions wisdom of United States offer.] [British defense expert David BOLTON - explains West Europe's concerns.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's recent statement to Gorbachev on Europe's needs recalled. Shultz mentioned briefing allies in Brussels tomorrow.