CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported announcing plans to attend summit in Moscow, USSR , at end of May. Report introduced.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Reagan noted holding more summits with same USSR leader than any other president [REAGAN - announces summit dates.] Reagan and USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported not close to signing START treaty. [For. minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says plans to make summit substantive and productive.] Obstacles to START treaty listed on screen. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says there are many difficult questions to be answered.] USSR noted claiming will withdraw from Afghanistan when United States ceases aiding rebels. United States noted declaring USSR withdrawal and United States aid cessation should occur simultaneously. Moscow summit compared to previous mtgs.
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