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US-USSR Relations / Emigration and Trade #575984

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 05, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw; White House: John Cochran) Soviet postponement of emigration law reported; Congressional approval of President Bush's trade treaty with President Mikhail Gorbachev noted linked to Soviet emigration law; Soviet Jews mentioned. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. [Representative Thomas FOLEY, Senators Robert DOLE, George MITCHELL - say Congress concerned also with Lithuania issue.] White House statement defending Bush's trade treaty reported; administration concern that USSR may act like China and not meet treaty conditions noted. Boris Yeltsin's role in situation examined; administration dislike noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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