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US-Iran Scandal #547599

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iranian government's reaction to US-Iran arms scandal described.

(London, England: John Cochran) Reaction of European allies to scandal featured; details given, scenes shown. Criticism of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher for her support of Reagan noted. [THATCHER - trusts implicitly what he told her.] [Labor party spokesperson Denis HEALEY - is concerned over dealing with incoherent administration] ["London Times" spokesperson John O'SULLIVAN - explains Europe's perception of scandal.] Reaction in Italy and France detailed. [French Institution of International Relations spokesperson Pierre LELLOUCHE - believes Reagan's credibility is seriously damaged.] USSR negotiator Viktor Karpov mentioned feeling scandal should not affect new arms talks. Europeans' perception of Secretary of State George Shultz's role in US-USSR relations cited. Continent said recalling impact of Watergate on United States government

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department's effort to reassure European allies over Shultz's tenure in administration described.

(DC: Marvin Kalb) Secretary's effort to return to business-as-usual examined; scenes shown. [SHULTZ - claims situation is under control.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - claims Shultz will continue in office at request of President] Implications for foreign policy considered; State Department's diplomacy messages to allies on specific foreign policy issues listed. [Iraqi ambassador Nizar HAMDOON - fears credibility of United States foreign policy is now in question.] Admin.'s scheduled violation of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II this week mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Friday's scheduled violation of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II explained.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Kalb, Marvin

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