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US-USSR Relations / Moscow Summit #561327

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan reported planning Moscow summit for end of May. START negotiations discussed. Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Reagan shown with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says won't answer questions if president doesn't.] [REAGAN - jokes with Shevardnadze.] Obstacles facing START treaty outlined. [REAGAN - says can't predict whether or not treaty will be ready to be signed at summit and mentions other subjects that need addressing.] Reagan reported giving Shevardnadze list of dissidents who should be permitted to leave USSR . [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says START treaty possibility.] Reagan administration reported seeking public relations success to equal or supersede that of Gorbachev's in DC. Reagan's aims for summit noted. Reagan noted declining tour of USSR due to Gorbachev's refusal to visit parts of United States. [USSR analyst Dimitri SIMES - says Gorbachev needs success.] Disagreements noted remaining with regard to SDI/Star Wars. White House officials quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR noted possessing more weapons even if START treaty becomes effective. United States arms experts noted apprehensive with regard to situation. Report introduced.

(DC: John Cochran) Disagreement with regard to mobile missiles discussed; details given of verification problems if START treaty signed, scenes shown. Air and sea-launched cruise missiles noted also representing areas of difficulty between United States and USSR ; details given. [Senator William COHEN - urges more intelligence- gathering capability.] Senators reported submitting more than thousand questions with regard to INF treaty. Admin. official quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) INF treaty reported encountering opposition from Senator Jesse Helms. Senator Richard Lugar quoted with regard to Helms' proposals.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:05:20

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