NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 27, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev's refusal to visit Washington, DC, for summit with President Reagan reviewed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says he will be waiting for the postman.] For. minister Eduard Shevardnadze said will be postman. [USSR Ambassador Alexander BELONOGOV - says the possibility of holding a summit this year still exists.] [USSR spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says Gorbachev never put SDI/Star Wars condition on treaty.] United States not changing position noted. [REAGAN - says we cannot do that.] Bipartisan support for White House position noted. [Representative Les ASPIN - says President Reagan did the right thing in showing the USSR that we could walk away from the deal.] Unknown contents of Gorbachev's letter to Reagan noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [For. affairs expert William HYLAND - says Gorbachev miscalculated and made a major mistake. This blunder will really give the President a strong hand. President Reagan should be content with this edge. There were some signs from within the Kremlin that there is resistance to Gorbachev.]