NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 22, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Criticism by Congress and USSR of administration's decision to proceed with underground nuclear test in Nevada examined; scenes shown. [Arms Control and Disarmament Agency director Ken. ADELMAN - explains administration's dismissal of Soviet moratorium on such tests; cites President John F. Kennedy's attitude toward issue.] Push by some Congressmen for halt to all nuclear test funds mentioned. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - questions administration's "macho game plan."] [ADELMAN - blames USSR for current stalemate in arms negotiations.] Mikhail Gorbachev's comparable criticism last month and recent warning along same lines to Secretary of State George Shultz by Soviet prime minister Nikolai Ryzhkov recalled. Possibility of 2nd United States-USSR summit this year mentioned.
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