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US-USSR Relations / Arms Deal #553817

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Geneva, Switzerland: John Cochran) Scenes shown of Secretary of State George Shultz &USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze. Mtg. expected to produce final version of medium-range missile treaty. [SHULTZ - says talks have been constructive.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says there will be a treaty.] USSR reported giving United States inspection privileges to a long-range missile production plant. Reasons given for United States insistence of rights to this particular plant. USSR reported gaining inspection rights to similar United States plants. USSR reported requesting inspection of San Diego, California, plant and United States reaction noted. Summit deadline pressure criticized. [Former Pentagon official Frank GAFFNEY, Junior - says treaty should not be forced to meet deadline of summit.] Shultz and Shevardnadze reported deciding how general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev could meet Congress members President Reagan said hopeful that Gorbachev's personal input could help Senators decide to ratify treaty.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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