NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Anne Garrels) Mtg. reported between Secretary of State George Shultz and House speaker Jim Wright. [SHULTZ - says it's time to move into the future.] Democrat Robert Strauss said negotiated truce. Shultz and Wright signing endorsement of Oscar Arias Sanchez peace plan noted. [SHULTZ - says they will read the plan.] Peace process outlined. [WRIGHT - says neither he nor Shultz wants to cause problems.] Republican Senators supporting Reagan administration stance on Central American and denouncing Jim Wright's involvement mentioned. [Senator Robert DORNAN - says Wright has been put in his place.] Some Republicans asserting Wright was not dealt with harshly enough noted. Nicaraguan president Dan. Ortega's peace plan and State Department reaction to it discussed. State Department's comments regarding Ortega's plans and the Contras quoted. Tensions between Wright and Reagan administration noted.