CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) "Los Angeles Times" poll indicating public's lack of trust in President Reagan's version of his arms deals with Iran outlined.
(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - claims further arms shipments are out.] His actual ability to ship arms to Iran at any time explained. [REAGAN - denies firing Secretary of State George Shultz.] Apparent security of chief of staff Don. Regan and national security adviser John Poindexter's positions as well noted. [REGAN - defs. excluding Shultz from arms operation.] [Senator Dan. MOYNIHAN - comments.] London reunion of former hostages Lawrence Jenco, Benjamin Weir and David Jacobsen to meet with Church of England envoy Terry Waite noted; scenes shown. [WAITE - fears for remaining hostages.] President's next news conference mentioned scheduled for Wednesday
(DC: Lesley Stahl) Significance of public's growing distrust of Reagan and unraveling of his foreign policy considered. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - notes President's decision is arguable.] [Former defense secretary James SCHLESINGER, former national security adviser Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - cite implications for administration's foreign policy.] Past foreign policy embarrassments and confusion involving Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, Nicholas Daniloff, disinfo. campaign against Libya's Muammar el-Kadhafi, Iceland summit arms control talks reviewed. "Los Angeles Times" poll noted indicating growing distrust of public for Reagan's Iran policy. [BRZEZINSKI - cites administration's lack of direction.] [Former undersecretary state Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - comments.] Reagan said being pressured to single out scapegoat, possibly Poindexter.
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