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NATO and Missiles / West Germany / Bush #568581

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 21, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Announcement from West Germany that it will offer NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies its compromise in dispute over short-range missiles reported Report introduced.

(Boston Univ.: John Cochran) Mtg. of President Bush and French President Francois Mitterrand in Boston, Massachusetts, featured; details given, scenes shown. Warning from Mikhail Gorbachev that USSR may disregard INF treaty if NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) modernizes short- 859

range missiles detailed. [At Boston Univ., BUSH - says perhaps USSR is trying to divide the West.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater's remark calling Gorbachev a "drugstore cowboy" quoted. [MITTERRAND - (thru translator) says one must be wary of caricatures.] [BUSH - defends Fitzwater; hopes for resolution of West Germany's opposition prior to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted upset with Bush declaration that he would negotiate with USSR about short-range missiles. [BUSH - says he has tried to work out problem.]

Cochran, John;
Utley, Garrick

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