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Defense / Bush Plan / USSR Reaction #582907

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 28, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Tenets of President Bush's plans to reduce nuclear weapons outlined.

(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Reaction of President Mikhail Gorbachev to Bush's weapons initiative featured; details given of areas of Soviet concern. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) calls it positive.] President Boris Yeltsin, whose Russian republic houses most of the Soviet missiles, noted also approving the plan. Future of the Soviet military- industrial complex examined. ["Moscow News" Dmitri YUKUSHKIN - comments.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Sea Island, Georgia: John Cochran) Reaction of the administration, Congress and foreign powers to the Bush initiative examined; scenes shown of Bush at sea coast resort of Sea Island, Georgia. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL, Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - elaborate on Bush's plan.] [Senator George MITCHELL - says the real threat is the erosion of our economy.] Suggestion from French President Francois Mitterrand that the four nuclear powers of US, USSR , France and Great Britain hold a summit to discuss arms cuts noted. South Korean President Roh Tae Woo's response cited. Background to the announcement of Bush's initiative discussed.

Abernethy, Bob;
Cochran, John;
Utley, Garrick

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