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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz reported finalizing United States-USSR arms treaty in Geneva, Switzerland. President Reagan mentioned defending stand on compromise SDI/Star Wars. Report introduced.

(Geneva, Switzerland: Tom Fenton) [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says he and USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze are shaking hands because INF agreement is complete.] INF treaty discussed. Scenes shown of Shevardnadze praising USSR chief of staff Marshal Sergei Akhromeyev. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says Akhromeyev is the most peaceful chief of staff in the world.] INF treaty's impact noted on missile stores; details given, scenes shown. [SHULTZ - discusses verification issues of treaty.] Agreement depicted. [SHULTZ - defends INF treaty.] Treaty's ratification possibilities discussed.

(Denver, Colorado: Terence Smith) President Reagan's reaction's featured to finalization of treaty details. [REAGAN - says he thinks Senator will approve treaty.] Senator critics mentioned. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - says it should not be assumed that treaty will be ratified.] [Senator James McCLURE - says Reagan was too anxious for a treaty.] Verification reported mentioned by defending White House officials. [Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - discusses verification of treaty.] [REAGAN - says in response to question of Sovs. in United States missile sites it will be worked out.] President Reagan reported touring Martin Marietta Corporation SDI/Star Wars plant; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - asserts SDI/Star Wars will not be bargaining chip and USSR will have version of defense mechanism.] President Reagan's unwillingness to negotiate SDI/Star Wars compromises noted.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Smith, Terence

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