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US-USSR Relations / Inf Treaty #321411

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 27, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported criticizing USSR 's stance on human rights issues from Helsinki, Finland. United States Senator reported ratifying INF treaty. Report introduced.

(Helsinki, Finland: Bill Plante) Reagan reported speaking from building in which Helsinki human rights accord signed. [REAGAN - praises and criticizes USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.] Secretary of State George Shultz reported meeting with American Jews in Helsinki. [SHULTZ - comments on basic human rights.] [REAGAN - praises Helsinki accord.] Reagan reported opposing Helsinki accord in 1975. Reagan's changing views of USSR detailed. [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says USSR has changed, not Reagan.] [Duke Univ. spokesperson James David BARBER - blames changes on Reagan's moderate advrs.] US-USSR relations' impact upon campaign '88 discussed.

(DC: Phil Jones) Senator shown ratifying INF treaty. [Senator Robert BYRD - says Reagan should be immediately notified of vote.] [BYRD - is pleased to send treaty.] [Senator Robert DOLE - comments on summit.] Conservatives noted warning Reagan against long-range missile treaty.

Jones, Phil;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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