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Reagan News Conference / Iranian Arms Deals #307430

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's news conference tonight on his covert arms deals with Iran, opposed by Secretary of State George Shultz, considered; details given, scenes shown. [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - denies any staff changes.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - now denies disagreement with Reagan over arms shipments.] Question of who's running administration's foreign policy said still unanswered. [Senator Sam NUNN - calls for staff changes rather than damage control at White House] [Representative Dick CHENEY - comments.] Bitburg cemetery controversy and Beirut bombing recalled.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill McLaughlin) Shultz's criteria for remaining in post, include halt to national security adviser John Poindexter's usurpation of State Department domain, outlined on screen, discussed; scenes shown. Resignations of Secys. State Alexander Haig and Cyrus Vance over policy disputes recalled. [HAIG, VANCE - announce departures.] [Henry KISSINGER - notes destructiveness to nation of prolonged dispute between President and Secretary of State.]

McLaughlin, Bill;
Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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