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US-USSR / Yeltsin's Visit / Bush Meeting / Arms Control / Yeltsin Interview #581289

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 20, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's meeting with President Bush featured; scenes shown from the White House. [BUSH - states that United States will maintain relationship with President Mikhail Gorbachev's government; says foreign aid decisions are up to the Soviet government.] Bush's need to deal with both Gorbachev and Yeltsin explained.

(Berlin: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker's meeting with Soviet foreign minister Aleksandr Bessmertnykh to discuss a treaty on long-range nuclear weapons featured; scenes shown from Berlin. [BAKER - talks about Yeltsin and Gorbachev.] Shifting of power in the USSR from the central government to the republics outlined.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview with Yeltsin given. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) says he has asked Bush to deal directly with Russia; adds that United States will have to deal with both the central and republic governments; comments on the position of the Soviet military.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John

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