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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control, Summit #317280

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 26, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Bill Plante) Possible movement in US-USSR arms control negotiations with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's compromise on US- controlled Pershing missiles based there examined; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - is optimistic.] Kohl's conditional proposal outlined. [REAGAN - hopes USSR will end its rhetoric now.] Senior administration officials reported denying United States pressured Kohl. [Chief of staff Howard BAKER - praises Kohl's courage.] [REAGAN - praises new openness of Sovs.] His reiteration of previous challenges to USSR (listed) noted. [REAGAN - calls for glasnost in Soviet military affairs; elaborates.] [USSR Academy of Sciences spokesperson Evgeny PRIMAKOV - (thru translator) responds.] [Central Committee spokesperson Vitaly CHURKIN - is optimistic.]

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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