NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 02, 1984
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz reported meeting with Nicaraguan leader Dan. Ortega during surprise visit there; his later briefing of President Reagan in Ireland mentioned.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Ireland) Admin. officials said negative about Nicaraguan meeting; details of Shultz's briefing of Reagan and his later description of Nicaraguan encounter with Ortega examined; administration statement quoted on screen, discussed. Presidential envoy Harry Shlaudeman mentioned beginning discussions with Nicaraguan officials. [REAGAN - declines comment on possible meeting with Ortega.] President's Irish visit, include defense of United States policies toward USSR and Central America, examined. [REAGAN - claims United States policy is aimed at deterring aggression and aiding allies.] Demonstration protesting university `s honorary degree for Reagan and United States foreign policy described, shown; Bishop Eamonn Casey's boycott of Reagan ceremonies explained. [CASEY - feels his presence at ceremonies would have made difference with oppressed peoples in Central America.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Managua, Nicaragua) Nicaragua's demand that CIA halt support of anti-government guerrillas noted; recent rebel attack on Ocotal cited as example [For. minister Miguel d'ESCOTO - questions sincerity of Reagan administration's peace overtures due to election-yr. pols.] Issue of Nicaraguan support of guerrillas in El Salvador and possible halt to that aid should agreement be reached with United States discussed. Nicaraguan anti-guerrilla leader Salvador Samajor's reaction outlined.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd
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