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(Moscow: Dan Rather) Meeting in USSR between Secretary of State James Baker and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to discuss arms issues featured. [In interview, BAKER - talks about chances for a breakthrough in negotiations.] President Bush noted stating that standoff in Estonia, after a "coup attempt" against the pro- independence parliament, puts tension in US-USSR relations before summit; scenes shown from Tallinn, Estonia, USSR . [BAKER - says we must move forward in our agenda despite problems in Baltic republics.] Speculation that Lithuanian prime minister may offer to suspend the declaration of independence when she arrives here noted.
(Moscow: Dan Rather, Bill Plante) Events in Baltic republics noted continuing to get in the way of talks between United States and USSR . Baker said planning to raise Baltic question when he talks with President Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday.
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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