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Washington, DC / Bush-Yeltsin Meeting / Nuclear Disarmament Agreement / American POWs #587070

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 16, 1992
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(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Nuclear disarmament agreement reached during today's meeting at the White House between President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - details agreement.] Number of nuclear warheads the United States and Russia plan to have by 2003 noted. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) says we won't fight against each other.] Yeltsin's revelation that some American Vietnam war POWs may be alive in Russia mentioned; historical footage of POWs shown. [Representative Robert DORNAN - tells Bush to get to the bottom of the POW issue.] [BUSH - comments on prisoners of war issue.]

(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Nuclear arms Russia and the United States will give up under the new agreement detailed; scenes shown. [Nuclear weapons specialist Leonard SPECTOR - comments.] July 31, 1991, scenes shown of Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev signing the START treaty.

(Studio: Stone Phillips) Reaction of families of American Vietnam war POWs to the news that POWs may be alive in Russia featured; scenes shown of Yeltsin on flight from Moscow to the US. [Major James Reed's sister, Jo Ann SHAW, Lieutenant Commander James Mills' sister, Judie TABER - comment.] Coverage of the prisoners of war story on tonight's "Dateline NBC" mentioned.

Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Phillips, Stone

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