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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Inf Treaty / Reagan Agenda #321429

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 28, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) White House chief of staff Howard Baker reported set to carry documents of ratified INF treaty between United States and USSR to Finland before President Reagan leaves for summit in Moscow; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Dan Rather) USSR reported threatening to halt troop withdrawal from Afghanistan unless aid to Afghan rebels from Pakistan is stopped. Ratification of medium-range missile treaty by Soviet presidium reported; scenes shown. [On Soviet TV, REAGAN - mentions human rights issue.] Report introduced.

(Helsinki, Finland: Terence Smith) Final preparations by Reagan for summit reported; scenes shown of Nancy Reagan's walk in Finland. [National security advisor Colin POWELL - says Reagan is ready.] Reagan's stmts. on human rights in his radio address noted. [Assistant Secretary of State Rozanne RIDGWAY - says human rights is agenda item number 1.] Reagan's planned mtgs. with priests, writers and dissidents previewed. [White House communications director Tom GRISCOM - says Reagan will see broad spectrum of people.] Issue of arms control mentioned. [POWELL - hopes for progress on arms control during Reagan term.]

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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