NBC Evening News for Friday, May 27, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator reported ratifying INF treaty while President Reagan criticizing USSR 's stance on human rights in Helsinki, Finland; human rights accord recalled. "Pravda" noted attacking United States human rights violations. Report introduced.
(Helsinki, Finland: Chris Wallace) Reagan reported praising USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms and challenging him to introduced more democrat into country [REAGAN - comments on reform.] Human rights noted major summit issue. USSR official Vladimir Petrovsky noted complaining of Reagan's plan to meet dissidents while in Moscow. White House officials quoted with regard to threats made to people invited to meeting [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - urges USSR to allow Jews to emigrate.] Human rights issue noted receiving more attention from leaders because of their failure to reach agreement on long-range missiles. USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan mentioned to be praised by Reagan while he will urge similar action in Cambodia &Angola. Reagan's visits with USSR citizens expected to be high points of summit. [Soviet analyst William HYLAND - comments on Reagan-Gorbachev rel.] White House aides quoted.