NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Growing criticism of President Reagan's arms deals with Iran examined; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy "Today", Jimmy CARTER, Gerald FORD - oppose President's ransoming hostages.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - agrees.] Shultz said possibly using controversy to solidify his stance against chief of staff Don. Regan and national security adviser John Poindexter. Pentagon officials, critical of Shultz's public criticism of administration, said confirming Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger dismissed arms-for-Iran scheme as "absurd." Former administration adviser Edward Rollins assessment of situation quoted on screen. [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Norman ORNSTEIN - agrees with Rollins' perception.]
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