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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Geneva, Switzerland: John Cochran) Scenes shown of Secretary of State George Shultz &Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze announcing INF treaty finalization. [SHULTZ -says he and Shevardnadze have worked out the details for INF treaty.] [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says he and Shultz have laid good groundwork.] Shevardnadze shown introducing his chief of staff Marshal Sergei Akhromeyev as most peaceful in world. INF treaty discussed. [SHULTZ - discusses verification issues.] Admin. critics mentioned. [SHULTZ - says critics have to defend themselves because he thinks treaty is good.] Shevardnadze's comments quoted. Shevardnadze reported refusing Shultz's proposition to employ arms embargo against Iran.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Denver, Colorado: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's reaction to finalization of INF treaty noted. [REAGAN - predicted Senator approval.] Reagan's assertion that he wouldn't compromise on SDI/Star Wars mentioned. [REAGAN - says SDI/Star Wars will not be given up.] United States government's expenditures cited regarding SDI/Star Wars. Some SDI/Star Wars equipment implementation predicted by 1990's. [Rockefeller Univ. Dr. Frederick SEITZ - says will be expensive.] [Cornell Univ. Carl SAGAN -says system is leaky and cost will be exorbitant.] Congress doubts mentioned. Possibility of Reagan limiting SDI/Star Wars noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Wallace, Chris

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