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US-USSR Summit / Middle East Peace Conference / Arms Treaty / Lithuania / Churkin Interview #581985

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 31, 1991
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(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Cochran) Summit agreement by Presidents Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev about co-sponsoring a joint Middle East peace conference featured; scenes shown from Moscow of Bush having trouble with his earphone and of the two leaders' signing the START treaty. [BUSH - says Secretary of State James Baker will return to Israel.] Results of violence at a Lithuania border post shown. [BUSH - talks about the border incident.]

(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Vitaly Churkin, official spokesman of the Soviet foreign ministry. [CHURKIN - says the signing of the union treaty should lead to improvement in the ethnic and republic situations; talks about Gorbachev and the Communist Party; adds that arms control talks will resume soon; explains that opening the Soviet market will be beneficial to the US.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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