DATE=11/11/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=ALBRIGHT / MISSILES (S-O) NUMBER=2-256036 BYLINE=MICHAEL LELAND DATELINE=CHICAGO CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: The U-S secretary of state is issuing a new appeal to Moscow to accept Washington's proposal to modify the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Russia has so far rejected attempts to revise the treaty. V- O-A's Michael Leland has more from Chicago. TEXT: In a speech here in Chicago Wednesday night, Secretary of State Madeline Albright said the strategic environment has changed greatly since 1972. She is asking Russia to agree to A-B-M treaty changes that would allow Washington to establish a limited national missile defense system. The secretary says the system is not designed to defend against Russian missiles. // ALBRIGHT ACTUALITY // The changes we are contemplating in the A-B-M treaty are limited. They would not permit us to undermine Russia's deterrent and because Russia and we are vulnerable to the same threats, we are prepared to cooperate with Moscow on missile defense. In response, Russia must do more than just say "nyet." // END ACTUALITY // Russia says modifying the A-B-M treaty could undermine international arms control efforts. The Clinton Administration will decide next year whether to deploy the missile defense system. (signed) NEB/MJL / WD 11-Nov-1999 02:48 AM EDT (11-Nov-1999 0748 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .