NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 11, 1983
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(Studio) Basis of United States envoy Richard Stone ruling out improved United States relations with Nicaragua explained.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Managua, Nicaragua) Stone's mtgs. with junta leader Daniel Ortega and others examined. [For. minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - is hopeful.] [STONE - considers Nicaragua's relations with Central America and internal opposition focus of United States concern.] Ortega's call for political solution with United States rather than military one noted; continued fighting in north between Nicaraguan troops and United States-backed anti-Sandinista rebels mentioned. Econ. pressures on Sandinista regime discussed; United States thought holding off on negotiations until Nicaragua's ties with Cuba are cut.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd